English 9 Vocab words

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58 terms · Acs cobham english vocaaaaaaab grade 9

admonish

To caution or advise against something, scold mildy to remind of duty

breach

an opening, gap, rupture, rift

brigand

a bandit robber

circumspect

careful, cautious, careful, cautious

deadlock

(n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; (v.) to bring to such a standstill

debris

scattered fragments, wreckage

diffuse

to spread or scatter freely or wildly

dilemma

a difficult or perplexing situation or problem

efface

to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed

muddle

mix up or confuse

opinionated

stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind

perennial

lasting for a long time

predispose

to incline to beforehand

relinquish

release, as from one's grip (let go, give up)

salvage

(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n.) property thus saved

spasmodic

sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent

spurious

not genuine, not true not valid

unbridled

not restrained or controlled

adjourn

to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

alien

a person who comes from a foreign country

comely

having a pleasing appearance

compensate

to make up for

dissolute

loose in one's morals or behavior

Erratic

Not regular or consistent

Expulsion

The process of driving out a force

Feint

A deliberately deceptive move

Fodder

Food for horses or cattle, raw material for a purpose

Fortify

to strengthen

Illegible

Difficult or impossible to read

Jeer

To make fun of rudely or unkindly

Lucrative

Bringing in money, profitable

Mediocre

average, ordinary

Proliferate

To reproduce

Subjugate

To conquer by force, bring under complete control

Sully

To soil, to stain, to tarnish

Tantalize

to tease, torment by teasing

Terse

brief and to the point

Unflinching

Firm, showing no signs of fear

Abrigge

To make shorter

Adherent

a follower/supporter

Altercation

An angry argument

Cherubic

angelic like appearance, portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round or chubby face

Condone

To pardon/overloook

Dissent

to disagree

eminent

famous, outstanding

Exorcise

to drive out by magic, to dispose of something troublesome

Fabricate

to make, manufacture

Irate

angry

Marauder

A raider, plunderer

Obesity

excessive fatness

pauper

extremely poor person

pilfer

to steal in small quantities

Rift

a split, break, breach

Semblance

a likeness, an outward appearance

Terminate

to bring an end to

Surmount

to overcome, rise above

Trite

commonplace

usurp

to seize and hold a position by force

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