Vocabulary Workshop Level C, Unit 9 for May

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apt

suitable,fitting,likely;quick to learn

awry

in a turned or twisted position or direction;wrong, out of the right of hoped-for course

bludgeon

short club used as a weapon; to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point

capitulate

to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel

chafe

to warm by rubbing, to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; a sore or injury caused by rubbing

defile

to make unclean or dirty; destroy the purity of; to march in a single line; a narrow passage;gorge,canyon

dire

dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster

disarming

charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion

disgruntled

in bad humor, discontented, annoyed

encroach

to advance beyond the usually or proper limits, trespass

endow

to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality

fend

to ward off, resist; to get along, manage

impunity

freedom from punishment

mien

air, manner; appearance; expression

penal

having to do with punishment

pertinent

related to the matter at hand,to the point

predominant

the greatest in strength or power; most common

prodigy

something wonderful or marvelous;something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent

recluse

a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world

renown

fame,glory

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