20 terms

Vocabulary Workshop - Level A - Unit 12

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abduct
(v.) to kidnap, carry off by force.
ambiguous
(adj.) not clear, having two or more possible meanings.
balk
(v.) to stop short and refuse to go on; to refuse abruptly; to prevent from happening; (n.) (in baseball) an illegal motion made by a pitcher.
compact
(adj.) closely and firmly packed together; small. (v.) to squeeze together; (n.) an agreement between parties; a small case containing a mirror and face powder; a small car.
confer
(v.) to consult, to talk over, exchange opinions; to present as a gift, favor, or honor.
earmark
(v.) to set aside for a special purpose; to mark an animal's ear for identification; (n.) an identifying mark or feature.
implement
(n.) an instrument, tool; (v.) to put into effect.
incalculable
(adj.) too great to be counted; unpredictable, uncertain.
indisputable
(adj.) beyond question or argument, definitely true.
intensive
(adj.) thorough, deep; showing great effort; concentrated.
maneuver
(n.) a planned movement; a skillful plan; a scheme; (v.) to perform or carry out such a planned movement.
sabotage
(n.) an action taken to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly; (v.) to take such destructive action.
scant
(adj.) not enough; barely enough; marked by a small or insufficient amount.
stealthy
(adj.) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed; sneaky, underhanded.
strapping
(adj.) tall, strong, healthy.
strident
(adj.) harsh, shrill; unpleasant sounding.
thrive
(v.) to grow vigorously; to grow in wealth and possessions.
titanic
(adj.) of enormous size, strength, power or scope.
valiant
(adj.) possessing or acting with bravery or boldness.
frigid
(adj.) extremely cold; lacking in warmth or feeling.
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