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unit 4,5,6 level b

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Alliance
a joining together for some common purpose
Bewilder
to puzzle completely, confuse
Buffoon
a clown; a coarse, stupid person
Controversial
arousing argment, dispute, or disagreement
Dishearten
to discourage
Fruitless
not producing the desired result, unsuccessful
Hostile
unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, agreesive
Inflammable
easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused
Inflict
to give cause something unpleasant, impose
Malignant
deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
Mortify
to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering
Orthodox
in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
Procure
to obtain through special effort; to bring about
Scurry
to run quickly; scamper, hurry
Sodden
socked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless
Spirited
full of life and vigor; couregous
Virtual
having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing
Void
(adj) completely empty; having no legal force or effect; ((n) empty or unfilled space; (v) to cancel or nullify
Wayward
disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious
Wince
(v) to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; (n) the act of drawing back in this way
anecdote
(N)a short account of an incident in someone's life
consolidate
(V)to combine,unite; to make solid or firm
counterfeit
a copy that is represented as the original, a fake
docile
(adj)easily taught, led or managed; obedient
dominate
(v) to rule over by strength or power, control; to tower over,command due to height
entreat
(v) to beg,implore, ask earnestly
fallible
(adj) capable of being wrong, mistaken or inaccurate
fickle
(adj) liable to change very rapidly,erratic; marked by a lack of constancy or steadiness, inconsistent
fugitive
(n) one who flees or runs away;(adj)fleeting, lasting a very short time; wandering; difficult to grasp
grimy
(adj) very dirty, covered with dirt or soot
iota
(n) a very small part or quantity
maul
(v)to beat or knock about, handle roughly; to mangle;(n) a heavy hammer
potential
(adj)possible, able to happen;(n)something that can develop or become a reality
radiant
(adj) shining, bright; giving forth light or energy
rural
(adj) relating to farm areas and life in the country
substantial
(adj)large, important; major, significant; prosperous; not imaginary, material
tactful
(adj)skilled in handling difficult situations or people, polite
tamper
v) to interfere with; to meddle rashly or foolishly with
ultimate
(adj) last, final; most important or extreme; eventual; basic, fundamental
uncertainty
(n) doubt, the state of being unsure
Anonymous
unnamed, without the name of the person involved, unknown
Browse
to nibble, graze
Dupe
a person easily tricked or deceived, to deceive
Dynamic
active, energetic, forceful
Eradicate
to root out, to get rid of, destroy completely
Frustrate
to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire
Grim
stern, merciless, fierce, savage, cruel
Inimitable
not capable of being copied or imitated
Makeshift
a temporary substitute for something else
Marginal
in, at, or near the edge or margin
Pending
waiting to be settled
Prescribe
to order as a rule or course to be followed
Preview
something seen in advance
Prominent
standing out so as to be easily seen
Quaint
add or old-fashioned in a pleasing way
Reluctant
unwilling, holding back
Scrimp
to handle very economically or stingly
Snare
to trap, catch
Utmost
greatest, highest, farthest
Vengeance
punishment in return for an injury