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Vocabulary Unit 4

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Blasphemy
profanity
Boorish
rude
Flippant
lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
Iniquity
sin
Erratic
irregular
irate
angry
Irreverent
disrespectful
obstreperous
noisy
obtrusive
forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out
rabid
furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
subversive
intended to undermine or overthrow
venomous
poisonous; spiteful, mean
wanton
senseless
insidious
sly, treacherous, devious
adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
annihilate
to destroy completely
atone
to make up for
cessation
a Stopping
compensate
to make up for
deteriorate
to lower in quality or value; to wear away
efface
to wipe out
exterminate
to kill or destroy completely
(usually bugs/pests)
incinerate
to burn to ashes
raze
to demolish
reconcile
to make friends again
recoup
to make up for, regain
rejuvenate
to make young again
rescind
to cancel
salvage
to save from fire or shipwreck
scuttle
to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; a pail
terminate
to bring to an end
barren
not productive, bare
bile
ill temper
bleak
bare, dreary, dismal
cauterize
to burn with a hot iron
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
dross
refuse, waste products
elixir
a supposed remedy for all ailments
gaunt
haggard
ghastly
frightful, horrible
hypochondriac
someone who imagines themselves to have a disease or worries about getting one
infest
to overrun in large numbers
inundate
to flood
rancid
spoiled, stale
reek
a bad/unpleasant smell
suture
seam on a sewn up wound
repugnant
Offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
avidity
eagerness
blanch
to make or turn pale
daunt
to overcome with fear
exploit
a feat
feat
a great deed
intrepid
fearless
pallor
an unnatural paleness
peril
danger
protract
to prolong
reputable
respectable
retract
to pull or draw back
unbridled
uncontrollable
untenable
defenseless
venture
risky undertaking
versatility
ability to do many things (well)
warp
an abnormality
wary
cautious