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3B Vocab Cards

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marauder
(n.) a raider, plunderer

As silently as they could, the marauders crept to their next victims campsite.
obesity
(n.) excessive fatness

At this moment, America is suffering from an obesity epidemic.
pauper
(n.) an extremely poor person

When we were little, we use to read a story about the Prince and the Pauper.
pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities

Instead of stealing demanding all of the money at once, the bank robber deciding to pilfer.
rift
(n.) a split, break, breach

"WOW!" exclaimed Josy. "That is quite a rift that the tree has!"
semblance
(n.) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition

The semblance that the dice could roll on the number 5 is 1 out of 6.
surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above

The candidate surmounted all other competition in the race for city council.
terminate
(v.) to bring to an end

In math, some numbers terminate while others can go on forever.
trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale

The little coffee shop downtown can often become quite trite.
userp
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
(S)seize illegally, commandeer, supplant

In many countries, many of the leaders userp the right of being leader.