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Vocab 1-3 All Words Combined Quizlet

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adjourn
to postpone or discontinue
alien
exotic, foreign, strange
comely
attractive, good-looking
compensate
pay back for services or wrong-doing
dissolute
immoral, unethical
erratic
irregular, inconsistent
expulsion
ejection or removal by force
feint
bluff, trick
fodder
food for livestock; material for commentary
fortify
reinforce or strengthen
illegible
unreadable
jeer
mock, taunt, laugh at
lucrative
profitable
mediocre
average, ordinary
proliferate
to multiply or reproduce or spread rapidly
subjugate
to conquer by force; bring under complete control
sully
to soil or pollute
tantalize
to tempt or tease
terse
brief, succinct, concise
unflinching
unwavering; not shrinking from danger
admonish
warn strongly
breach
A break in friendly relations; an estrangement; A violation of a law; a promise
brigand
(n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect
cautious; aware of potential consequences
commandeer
(v.) to seize for military or official use
cumbersome
difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
deadlock
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
debris
(n.) scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse
(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely
dilemma
(n.) a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface
(v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle
mix up or confuse
opinionated
(adj.) stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial
recurring again and again
predispose
to make more susceptible or likely to occur
relinquish
the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
salvage
save from ruin, destruction, or harm
spasmodic
(adj.) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
spurious
lacking authenticity or validity, false, counterfeit
unbridled
(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
abridge
(v.) to make shorter
adherent
a devoted follower or supporter
altercation
noisy quarrel
cherubic
(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
condone
to overlook, pardon, or disregard (usually) bad behavior
dissent
express opposition through action or words
eminent
(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished
exorcise
To drive out or expel
fabricate
To concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive
gluttony
eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
irate
feeling or showing extreme anger
marauder
someone who attacks in search of booty
pauper
a person who is very poor
pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities
rift
A split, break, breach
semblance
A likeness; an outward appearance of a quality
surmount
To overcome, rise above
terminate
the act of ending something
trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale
usurp
wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)