20 terms

Vocab Chpt. 3

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abridge
v. to make shorter, shorten, condense
adherent
n. a follower, supporter; adj. attaching, sticking to, disciple
altercation
n. an angry argument, quarrel, dispute
cherubic
adj. resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round or chubby face, sweet and innocent, beautific
condone
v. to pardon or overlook, ignore, wink at, look the other way
dissent
v. to disagree; n. disagreement, differ, dispute
eminent
adj. famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting, illustrious, renowned
exorcise
v. to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive, expel
fabricate
v. to make manufacture; to make up, invent, put together, devisive
gluttony
n. engaging in extreme eating or drinking; greedy overindulgence, overeating, ravenoussness
irate
adj. angry, incensed, infuriated
marauder
n. a raider, plunderer, looter, pirate
pauper
n. an extremely poor person, destitute person
pilfer
v. to steal in small quantities, rod, swipe
rift
n. a split, break, breach, crack, fissure
semblance
n. a likeliness; an outward appearance; an apparition, air, aura, facade
surmount
v. to overcome, rise above
terminate
v. to bring to an end, conclude, finish
trite
adj. commonplace; overused, stale, banal, hackneyed, corny
usurp
v. to seize and hold a position by force or without right, seize illegally, supplant