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20 terms

Vocabulary 7 - Unit 15

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abase
to lower in esteem, degrade
actuate
to move to action
avert
to turn aside, turn away
boorish
rude, unrefined
brunt
the main impact, force, or burden
combatant
a fighter
dormant
inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping
dubious
causing uncertainty or suspicion
harangue
to deliver a loud, ranting speech
harry
to make a destructive raid on
impenitent
not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors of offenses
knave
a tricky, unprincipled, deceitful fellow
legion
a large military force; any large group or number
liberality
generosity, generous act
plaintiff
one who begins a lawsuit
probe
to examine, investigate thoroughly
protract
to draw out or lengthen in space or time
quarry
to cut or take from
spurn
to refuse with scorn, disdain
subterfuge
an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something