48 terms

Academic Meet Vocabulary (Section 1)

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abundant
Plentiful; well supplied; more than enough
alight
to step down from a vehicle
announce
to state publicly
approve
to give one's consent to; to agree to; to look upon with favor
banish
to send away as a punishment
brawl
a noisy quarrel or fight
brilliant
very bright; shining; sparkling
caldron
a large pot or kettle
chord
a combination of two or more notes sounded together in harmony
companion
a person who goes along with or does things with another
converse
opposite
debt
something that one owes to another
disguise
to change the looks or sound of something
dour
unfriendly
ebony
a hard black wood
elude
to escape; to get away
exile
to force a person to leave his country
fleet
a group of warships or other ships
forbidden
not allowed
ford
a shallow place in a river where one may ride or walk across
gallows
a platform from which people who have been sentenced to death are hanged by the neck
guest
a person who visits another; a person who is treated to a meal by another
heave
to lift, pull, or throw, with much effort
honest
trustworthy; not stealing, cheating or lying
irrigate
to bring water to the land by means of canals or pipes
knave
a dishonest fellow
ledger
a book in which a record is kept of money paid out and taken in
litter
all the babies born at one time to an animal
manifold
many
obstinate
refusing to change one's mind; stubborn
ominous
warning; threatening; suggested danger
ornate
decorated in an elaborate manner
peer
a person of equal worth or standing
pier
a structure built over water and used as a walk or tying up place for boats
prey
an animal hunted for food by another; a person who is the victim of another
quell
to stop; to put an end; to put down
raze
to tear down completely; to destroy and leave nothing standing
salary
a fixed amount of money paid daily, weekly, monthly, etc. for work done
scorch
to burn slightly
seize
to take by force
snip
to cut with a quick stroke as with scissors or sheers
solitary
living or being alone
splendid
very beautiful; striking to the eye
stingy
unwilling to spend money
summit
the highest point
tantrum
a fit of bad temper
trample
to walk heavily on so as to damage or crush
truce
a break in fighting or the stopping of it for a time by agreement