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Mrs. Cronan, Block 3

admonish

To caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty

brigand

a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman

circumspect

careful, cautious

diffuse

(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj.) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread

relinquish

do without or cease to hold or adhere to

spurious

(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid

adjourn

(v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

alien

(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange

comely

(adj.) having a pleasing appearance

dissolute

(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior

erratic

(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable

fortify

(v.) to strengthen, build up

jeer

(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision

mediocre

(adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished

proliferate

(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

subjugate

(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control

sully

(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch

tantalize

(v.) to tease, torment by teasing

unflinching

(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

abridge

(v.) to make shorter

cherubic

(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent

dissent

(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement

eminent

(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting

fabricate

(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent

marauder

(n.) a raider, plunderer

pauper

(n.) an extremely poor person

surmount

(v.) to overcome, rise above

trite

(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale

usurp

(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right

abscond

(v.) to run off and hide

anarchy

(n.) a lack of government and law; confusion

auspicious

(adj.) favorable; fortunate

biased

(adj.) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced

daunt

(v.) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

disentangle

(v.) to free from tangles or complications

hoodwink

(v.) to mislead by a trick, deceive

incinerate

(v.) to burn to ashes

intrepid

(adj.) very brave, fearless, unshakable

arbitrary

(adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness

brazen

(adj.) shameless, impudent; made of brass

exodus

(n.) a large-scale departure or flight

facilitate

(v.) to make easier; to assist

morose

(adj.) having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable

paramount

(adj.) chief in importance, above all others

prattle

(v.) to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; (n.) baby talk; babble

rebut

(v.) to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute

reprimand

(v.) to scold; find fault with; (n.) a rebuke

slapdash

(adj.) careless and hasty

succumb

(v.) to give way to superior force, yield

credible

(adj.) believable

diligent

(adj.) hardworking, industrious, not lazy

incessant

(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time

sardonic

(adj.) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

superfluous

(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess; unnecessary

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