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English vocabulary Trimester 2

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Fleece (v)
Obtaining a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them
Flinch
Make a quick, nervous movement of the face or body as an instinctive reaction to surprise, fear or pain
Flora
The plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological period
Flux
The action or process of flowing or flowing out
Fodder
Food, especially dried hay or feed, for cattle and other livestock
Forbearance
Patient self-control; restraint and tolerance
Foresight
The ability to predict of the action of predicting what will happen or be needed in the future
Forlorn
Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
Forswear
Agree to give up or do without (something)
Forthright
Direct or outspoken; straightforward and honest
Foster
Encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something, regarded as good)
Frantic
Wild or distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotional
Fraught
Filled with or destined to result in (something undesirable)
Frivolous
Not having any serious purpose of value
Fulsome
Complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
Fundamental
Forming a necessary base or core; central importance
Grisly
Causing horror or distress
Grove
A small wood, orchard, or group of trees
Grovel
Lie or move abjectly on the ground with one's face downward; for mercy
Guise
An external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically conealing the true nature of something
Haggard
Looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering
Halting
Bring or come to a abrupt stop
Harbinger
A person or thing that announces or signals that approach one another
Hardy
Robust; capable of enduring difficult conditions
Haughty
Arrogantly superior and disdainful
Heedless
Showing a reckless lack of care or attention
Heinous
(Of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked
Heresy
Belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine
Heyday
The period of a person's or thing's greatest success, popularity, or vigor
Hoodwink
Deceive or trick (someone)
Hover
Remain in one place in the air
Inclined
Have a tendency to do something
Incorporate
Take in or contain (something) as a part of a whole
Incur
Become a subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one's own behavior or actions
Indenture
A formal legal agreement, contract, or document
Indict
Formally accuse of or charge with a serious crime
Indigent
Poor, needy
Indissoluble
Unable to be destroyed, lasting
Industrious
Diligent and hard-working
Infamous
Well known for some bad quality or deed
Infernal
Of, or relating to, a characteristic of hell or the underworld; info irritating or tiresome
Infusion
Drink, remedy, or extract prepared by soaking the leaves of a plant or herb in liquid
Ingenious
(Of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting
Injurious
Causing or likely to cause damage or harm
Jaunt
A short excision or journey for pleasure
Jovial
Cheerful and friendly
Kernel
A softer, usually edible part of a nut, seed, or fruit stone contained within its hard shell
Kindle
Light or set on fire
Kindred
One's family or relations
Knave
A dishonest or unscrupulous man
Labyrinth
A complicated irregular network of passengers or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way
Lament
A passionate expression of grief or sorrow
Languish
(Of a person or other living thing) lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble
Languor
The state or feeling, often pleasant, or tiredness of inertia
Largess
Generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others
Lavish
Sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious
Lecherous
Having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire
Levity
Humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect
Levy
I lose (a tax, fee, fine)
Lewd
Crude and offensive in a sexual way
Limber
(Of a person or body part) lithe; supple; flexible
Loath
Reluctant; unwilling
Metaphysical
Or of relating to metaphysics; based on abstract reasoning
Mettle
A person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way
Mincing
Cut up or grind (food) into very small pieces, typically in a machine with revolving blades; walk in delicacy
Mishap
An unlucky accident
Missive
A letter, especially a long or official one
Mitigate
Make less severe, serious, of painful
Molten
(Especially of materials with a high melting point, such as metal and glass) liquified by heat
Monastic
Of or relating to monks, nuns, or others living Nader religious vows, or the buildings in which they live
Mores
The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community
Mote
A tiny price of a substance
Motley
Incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate
Mural
A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall
Mutinous
(Of a soldier of sailor) refusing to obey the orders of a person in authority
Negligence
Failure to take proper care in doing something
Exacting
Making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources
Paradox
A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition
Paragon
A perfect example of quality
Parasite
Organism that lives in a host
Partisan
Strong supporter of s cause
Passive
Allowing what happens
Pastoral
Land used to graze sheep
Peerless
Unequaled
Penury
Extreme poverty
Perdition
State of eternal punishment
Perjury
Willfully telling a lie in court after oath
Pernicious
Having a harmful effect
Perpetual
Never ending
Pertinent
Relevant
Peruse
Read something carefully
Perverse
Deliberate desire to behave in an unacceptable way
Phlegmatic
Having a calm disposition
Phoenix
A thing regard as uniquely remarkable
Plausible
Seeming reasonable or probable
Plenitude
An abundance
Pliant
Pliable
Peremptory
Insisting on immediate attention or obedience