Vocabulary Set 2

Created by cvalentine Teacher

20 terms

adversary

an opponent or enemy

aplomb

self-confidence, especially in a difficult situation

apprehensive

anxious or fearful; uneasy

aptitude

the ability to learn or understand something quickly

attentive

giving attention to something

banish

to force to leave a country or place; exile

barricade

a temporary structure set up to block the passage of an enemy or opponent

bluff

to engage in a false display of strength and confidence

brackish

slightly salty

brandish

to wave or exhibit something in a dramatic or threatening way

circumference

the boundary of an area, an object, or geometric figure such as a circle.

commotion

noisy activity or confusion

concoction

a mixture of ingredients

conspicuous

easily seen; obvious

contortion

a sharp twist or bend in something

counter

to do or say something in opposition to something else

cunning

sly, crafty, or clever

debris

the scattered remains of something broken, destroyed, or discarded

defiance

the act of defying; open resistance to opposing force or authority

deft

quick and skillful; adroit

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