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Vocab 13

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Adapt
(v.) to adjust or change to suit conditions
Attest
(v.) to bear witness, affirm to be true or genuine
Dovetail
(v.) to fit together exactly; to connect so as to form a whole; (n.) a carpentry figure resembling a dove's tail
Enormity
(n.) the quality of exceeding all moral bounds; an exceedingly evil act; huge size, immensity
Falter
(v.) to hesitate, stumble, lose courage; to speak hesitatingly; to lose drive, weaken, decline
Foreboding
(n.) a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; (adj.) marked by fear, ominous
Forlorn
(adj.) totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely; wretched or pitiful; almost hopeless
Haughty
(adj.) chillingly proud and scornful
Impediment
(n.) a physical defect; a hindrance, obstacle
Imperative
(adj.) necessary, urgent; (n.) a form of a verb expressing a command; that which is necessary or required
Loiter
(v.) to linger in an aimless way, hang around, dawdle, tarry
Malinger
(v.) to pretend illness to avoid duty or work, lie down on the job
Pithy
(adj.) short but full of meaning and point
Plunder
(v.) to rob by force, especially during wartime; to seize wrongfully; (n.) property stolen by force
Simper
(v.) to smile or speak in a silly, forced way; (n.) a silly, forced smile
Steadfast
(adj.) firmly fixed; constant, not moving or changing
Vaunted
(adj.) much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way
Vilify
(v.) to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously
Waif
(n.) a person (usually a child) without a home or friend; a stray person or animal; something that comes along by chance, a stray bit
Wry
(adj.) twisted, turned to one side; cleverly and often grimly humorous