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6th Unit 11 Vocabulary Workshop

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alias
an assumed name, especially as used to hide one's identity; otherwise called; pseudonym
amble
to walk slowly, stroll; an easy pace, a; leisurely walk, saunter; ramble
burly
big and strong; muscular, strapping, hefty, beefy
distort
to give a false or misleading account of; to twist out of shape; disfigure, misshape, falsify
dogged
persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up; untiring
dumbfounded
so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered; speechless, stunned, flabbergasted
extinct
no longer in existence; no longer active; gone out of use; died out, vanished
grit
very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger; to grind; to make a grating sound; dirt, mettle
inevitable
sure to happen, unavoidable; inescapable, fated
ingrained
fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being; deep-seated, entrenched, indelible
meteoric
resembling a meteor in speed; having a sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's; brilliant, blazing
parody
a humorous or ridiculous imitation; to make fun of something by imitating it; satire, travesty; lampoon, burlesque
prevail
to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely, be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging; win, rule, overcome, conquer
relic
an object from the past with historical value or interest; a trace of an outdated custom; remaining fragments, ruins; artifact, historical object
rend
to tear to pieces; split violently apart; cleave, splinter, tear asunder
replenish
to fill again, make good, replace; restock, refresh, restore
rummage
to search through, investigate the contents of; an active search; a collection of odd items; delve into, sift through, poke around
skimp
to save, be thrifty; to be extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to; be stingy, scrimp, cut corners
sleuth
a detective, investigator, gumshoe
vandalism
deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property; willful destruction