Vocabulary Power Plus - Book F - Lesson 16

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abrade
to wear away from friction
alibi
evidence provided to prove that a defendant could not have committed a crime
brandish
to wave something, usually a weapon, in a threatening way
convulse
to shake violently or uncontrollably
crusade
a strong action taken in favor of a cause or belief
cull
to select and remove members of a group
earnest
firmly sincere
empower
to give power, ability, or authority to
exposition
an explanation of a subject or topic, especially in literature or film
insinuate
to suggest in a subtle way
precede
to happen before, or ahead of, in time
purveyor
a person who sells or supplies something, such as food, information, or supplies
sheepish
embarrassed
sterling
genuine and excellent
vagrant
a person who wanders aimlessly, having no job or home