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20 terms

9th grade vocab2

Unit 2
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adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place (SYN: postpone, suspend, discontinue)
alien
a citizen of another country; foreign, strange (SYN: exotic, unfamiliar)
comely
having a pleasing appearance (SYN: good-looking, attractive, bonny)
compensate
to make up for; to repay for services (SYN: pay back, reimburse, recompense)
dissolute
loose in one's morals or behavior (SYN: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt)
erratic
not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable (SYN: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable)
expulsion
the process of driving or forcing out (SYN: ejection, ouster, eviction)
feint
a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of (SYN: trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff)
fodder
food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose (SYN: feed, provender)
fortify
to strengthen, build up (SYN: reinforce, shore up)
illegible
difficult or impossible to read (SYN: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled)
jeer
to make fun of rudely or unkindly; a rude remark of derision (SYN: laugh at, mock, taunt)
lucrative
bringing in money; profitable (SYN: gainful, moneymaking)
mediocre
average, ordinary, undistinguished (SYN: run-of-the-mill)
proliferate
to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly (SYN: multiply, mushroom, burgeon)
subjugate
to conquer by force, bring under complete control (SYN: subdue, vanquish, master)
sully
to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch (SYN: pollute, taint, smear)
tantalize
to tease, torment by teasing (SYN: tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water)
terse
brief and to the point (SYN: concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet)
unflinching
firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back (SYN: resolute, steadfast, unwavering)