20 terms

6th vocabulary unit 11

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alias
an assumed name, especially used to hide one's identity; otherise called
amble
to walk slowly, stroll; an easy pace; a leisurely walk
burly
Big and Strong; muscular
distort
to give a false or misleading account of; to twist out of shape
dogged
persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up
dumbfounded
so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered
extinct
no longer in existence; no longer active; gone out of use
fossil
the petrified remains or traces of an animal or plant that lived in the past; an extremely old-fashioned person or thing; having qualities that belong to a remote past
grit
very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger; to grind; to make a grating sound
inevitable
sure to happen, unavoidable
ingrained
fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being
meteoric
Resembling a meteor in speed; having sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's
parody
a humorous or ridiculous imitation; to make fun of something by imitating it
prevail
to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely, be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging
rend
(v.) to tear to pieces; split violently apart (past tense, rent)
replenish
to fill again, make good, replace
rummage
to search through, investigate the contents of; an active search; a collection of odd items
skimp
to save, be thrifty; to be extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to
sleuth
a detective
vandalism
deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property