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Unit 10 Vocabulary

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bellow
(v.) to make a sound similar to that of a bull, roar
(n.) a loud, angry roar
dismantle
take off or remove
lair
(n.) the home or den of a wild animal; any hideout
parasite
an organism that lives in or on another organism; one who lives off another person
beneficiary
one who benefits from something; a person who is left money or other property in a will or the like
farce
a play filled with ridiculous or absurd happenings; broad or far-fetched humor; a ridiculous sham
lavish
(adj.) overly generous, extravagant; abundant
(v.) to spend or give freely or without limit
shirk
to neglect, put off, or avoid a duty or responsibility
botch
(v.) to repair or patch poorly; make a mess of
(n.) a hopelessly bungled job
futile
useless; hopeless; ineffectual
morbid
(adj.) in an unhealthy mental state, extremely gloomy; caused by or related to disease, unwholesome
surplus
(n.) a quantity much larger than is needed
(adj.) more than is needed, desired, or required
clutter
(v.) to fill or cover in a disorderly way
(n.) a state of disorder, mess
grueling
(adj.) very tiring, calling for an extreme effort
notorious
Widely known because of bad conduct
timidity
(n.) the state of being easily frightened
dilapidated
(adj.) falling apart or ruined, run-down
hospitable
(adj.) offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange
pamper
(v.) to allow too many privileges, be too generous and easygoing toward
veto
(n.) the power to forbid or prevent
(v.) to prohibit, reject