Mr. Thomas Vocab Set

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This is the vocabulary set for Mr. Thomas

Defenestrate

To throw something or someone out a window.

Mollify

To make someone feel better; soothe.

Vilify

To portray someone as criminal.

Immolate

To destroy with fire.

Emulate

To immitate or copy out of admiration.

Undulate

To move in waves.

Oscillate

To move back and forth (like a pendulum).

Ambulate

To walk from place to place.

Chide

To scold or criticise.

Spelunk

To explore caves.

Allot

To assign or distribute a portion.

Scald

To burn with water or steam.

Scold

To criticise or repremand.

Shirk

To avoid a task or obligation.

Boondoggle

To waste time with trivial tasks.

Commence

To begin.

Omit

To leave out.

Emit

To give off or release.

Squander

To waste or spend foolishly.

Emancipate

To set free.

Plummet

To fall rapidly.

Implicate

To show someone is involved in a crime.

Attest

To verify that something is true.

Ossify

To become rigid and inflexible

Dilute

To weaken or to lessen in intensity.

Delude

To mislead or trick.

Peruse

To look at or examine.

Exonerate

To find not guilty.

Beckon

To call someone over.

Impede

To hinder; to provide obstacles; to prevent progress.

Pilfer

To steal something.

Wriggle

To move by twisting like a worm.

Extricate

To remove from entanglements.

Embark

To begin a journey.

Inundate

To flood or overwhelm.

Aspire

To direct ones hopes toward achieving a goal.

Conspire

To make secret plans to commit wrongful acts.

Perspire

To sweat.

Iterate

To perform or utter repeatedly.

Perish

To die.

Incarcerate

To put in prison.

Bolster

To support, to strengthen.

Dither

To be indecisive.

Wither

To become dry due to age.

Sift

To sort through, to separate particles.

Antagonize

To cause someone to be hostile.

Secede

To formally withdraw from a group or organization.

Preside

To rule over or govern.

Reside

To occupy a place.

Escalate

To raise and lower, to increase intensity.

Behoove

To benefit.

Atrophy

To become smaller and weaker due to lack of use.

Articulate

To put into words.

Enunciate

To pronounce clearly.

Hoard

To collect and hide away.

Prohibit

To stop or ban a practice.

Elude

To avoid capture.

Allude

To refer to indirectly.

Abridge

To shorten

Agitate

To stir or mix up.

Aggravate

To make worse; increase the effect of.

Conceal

To hide something; to place out of sight.

Agonize

To experience great anguish or worry

Invert

To turn upside down; to reverse the arrangement of.

Convert

To change.

Revert

To return to a previous state or condition.

Jostle

To bump into.

Jeer

To make rude and mocking remarks.

Employ

To put to use

Deploy

To place in battle formation or appropriate position.

Loiter

To occupy a place idly (To stand around and do nothing).

Sow

To spread seeds; to begin growth.

Reap

To gather; to harvest.

Adhere

To stick to; to hold fast.

Entail

To involve as a necessary part.

Arbitrate

To decide (usually between two options).

Encroach

To enter restricted space; to intrude.

Denounce

To question someone's credibility.

Flout

To defy a rule or order.

Irk

To bother; to annoy.

Condone

To accept and allow; to approve of.

Cordon

To prevent people from entering; to rope off or block.

Clamber

To climb awkwardly.

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