Vocabulary Words

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Noun : Hiding place

Assuage

Verb : To calm or make less severe

Altercation

Noun : Argument, quarrel, dispute, fight

Brandish

Verb :shake or wave menacingly

Bellicose

Warlike

cataclysm

Noun : Violet upheaval

Innocuous

Adjective :Harmless

Truncate

Adjective : Shorten

Rotund

Adjective : Round

Apathy

Noun : Lack of interest/ careless

Abase

Verb : humiliate or degrade

Abate

Verb : Reduce or lessen

Abdicate

Verb : To give up a position (usually one of leadership)

Abet

Verb : To help or aid

Abhor

Verb : Hate or detest

Abridge

Verb : To cut down, shorten

Abide

Verb : Put up with

Abstruse

Adjective : Hard to comprehend

Accede

Verb : To agree

Accentuate

Verb : To stress or highlight

Accolade

Noun: High praise or special

Accost

Verb: To comfort verbally

Acquiesce

Verb: To agree without arguing

Acute

Adjective: Sharp or severe

Adorn

Verb: To decorate

Advocate

Verb: To argue favor of something

Aerial

Adjective: To show something from the air

Affable

Adjective: Friendly

Agile

Adjective: Quick and nimble

Alias

Adverb: A fake name or identity

Allege

Verb: To assert, usually without proof

Alleviate

Verb: To relieve make more bearable

Allocate

Verb: Distribute, set aside

Ambiguous

Adjective: Uncertain, variably interpretable

Ambivalent

Adjective: Having opposing feelings

Anarchist

Noun: One who wants to eliminate all government

Annul

Verb: To make void, invalid or cancel

Antagonism

Noun: Hostility

Appalling

Adjective: Shocking

Apprehend

To seize arrest

Brazen

Extremely bold

Brusque

Short, abrupt

Cacophony

Loud, noise

Camaraderie

Brotherhood, jovial unit

Candor

Honesty

Captivated

To get the attention of

Caucus

Meeting usually held by people working toward the same goal

Chaos

Disorder

Chastise

To criticize severely

Chronicle

Written history

Cherish

To feel or show affection toward something

Chide

To voice disapproval

Chronological

Arrange in order of time

Clairvoyant

To perceive things that normal people cant

Clamor

Loud noise

Clemency

Mercy

Coagulate

Thicken, clot

Coerce

To make someone do something by force or threat

Cobbler

A person who makes or repairs shoes

Cogent

Intellectually convincing

Cognizant

Making sense

Colloquial

Informal conversation

Colossus

Gigantic

Commendation

Approval or recognition

Commodious

Roomy/ comfortable

Complacent

Self satisfied ignorance of danger

Complicit

Being an accomplice in a wrongful act

Compound

To combine parts

Concise

Brief and direct in direction

Concoct

To make up

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