Vocabulary - A Bit Different

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adolescent

noun - a teenaged person

convict

noun - a person found guilty of a crime and sentenced by a court; a person serving a sentence in prison
verb - to prove (a person) guilty; to judge and find guilty of an offense

despot

noun - an absolute ruler; king with unlimited powers; autocrat; anyone in charge who acts like a tyrant

eerie

adjective - strange; odd; weird

fanatic

adjective - unreasonably enthusiastic; overly zealous
noun - a person whose extreme zeal (intense enthusiasm) goes beyond what is reasonable

fugitive

adjective - fleeing, apt to flee, or having fled, as from danger, justice, etc.; passing quickly away; fleeting
noun - a person who flees, or has fled, from danger, justice, etc.; a fleeting or elusive thing

lame duck

noun - an elected official whose term extends beyond the time of the election at which he/she was not reelected

masestro

noun - a master in any art; especially a great composer, conductor, or teacher of music

maverick

noun - an unbranded animal, especially a strayed calf; a person who takes an independent stand, as in politics, refusing to conform to that of a party or group

parasite

noun - a person who lives at the expense of another or others without making any useful contribution or return; hanger-on; in biology, a plant or animal that lives in an organism of another species from which it derives sustenance or protection without benefit to, and usually with harmful effects on, the host

serf

noun - a person in feudal (period during medieval times in Europe) servitude, bound to his master's land and transferred with it to a new owner; any perosn who is oppressed and without freedom

turncoat

noun - a person who goes over to the opposite side or party; traitor

wanton

adjective - undisciplined; unrestrained; recklessly or arrogantly ignoring justice, decency, mortality, etc.
noun - a wanton person or thing

xenophobe

noun - one who has fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything foreign or strange

zany

noun - clown or buffoon; silly or foolish person; simpleton
adjective - of or characteristic of a zany; comical in an extravagantly ludicrous manner; foolish or crazy

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