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Midterm Vocab Def

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Rabid
Furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected w/rabies
Sardonic
grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
Diligent
hardworking, industrious, not lazy
Morose
having a gloomy or sullen manner, not friendly or sociable
Pliant
bending readily, easily influenced
Unflinching
firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
Lucrative
bringing in money, profitable
Condone
to pardon or overlook
Atone
to make up for
Flippant
lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy
Superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
Pilfer
to steal in small quantities
Assurance
a pledge, freedom from doubt, self-confidence
Larceny
theft
Biased
Favoring one side unduly, prejudiced
Shoddy
of poor quality, characterized by inferior workmanship
Adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily, move to another place
Militant
given to fighting, active and aggressive in support of a cause, an activist
Realm
a kingdom, a region or field of study
Tenacious
holding fast, holding together firmly, persistent
Cumbersome
clumsy, hard to handle, slow-moving
Inundate
to flood, overflow, to overwhelm by numbers or size
Impoverished
poor, in a state of poverty, depleted
Compensate
to make up for, to repay for services
Hoodwink
to mislead by trick, deceive
Muddle
to make a mess of, muddle through, to get by, a hopeless mess
Breach
an opening, gap, rupture, rift, a violation or infraction, (v) to create an opening, break through
Perennial
lasting for a long time, persistent, a plant that lives for many years
Fortify
to strengthen, build up
Assimilate
to absorb fully or make one's own, to adopt as one's own, to adapt fully
Feint
a deliberately deceptive movement, a pretense, to make a deceptive movement, to make a pretense of
Venture
a risky or daring undertaking, to expose to danger, to dare
Succumb
to give way to superior force, yield
Altercation
an angry argument
Diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or widely, wordy, long-winded, or unfocused, scattered or widely spread
Predispose
to incline to beforehand
Warp
to twist out of shape, an abnormality
Hamper
to hold back
Prattle
to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way, to babble, N baby talk, babble
Terse
brief and to the point