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Vocabulary Workshop Units 10-12

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bellow
(v) to make a sound similar to that of a bull, roar; a loud, angry roar
beneficiary
(n) one who benefits from something; a person who is left money or other property in a will or the like
botch
(v) to repair or patch poorly; make a mess of; a hopelessly
clutter
(v) to fill or cover in a disorderly way; a state of disorder
dilapidated
(adj) falling apart or ruined, run-down
dismantle
(v) to take apart; to strip of something
farce
(n) a play filled with ridiculous or absurd happenings; broad of far-fetched humor; a ridiculous sharm
futile
(adj) not succesful, failing to have any result; useless; unimportant, frivolous
grueling
(adj) very tiring, calling for an extreme effort
hospitable
(adj) offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange
lair
(n) the home or den of a wild animal; any hideout
lavish
(adj) overly generous, extravagant; abundant; to spend or give freely or without limit
morbid
(adj) in an unhealthy mental state, extremely gloomy; caused by or related to disease, unwholesome
notorious
(adj) widely known because of bad conduct
pamper
(v) to allow too many privilages, be too generous and easygoing toward
parasite
(n) an organism that lives in or on another organism;one who lives off another person
shirk
(v) to avoid or get out of work, neglect a duty; to sneak
surplus
(n) an amount beyond what is required, excess; more than what is needed or expected
timidity
(n) the state of being easily frightened
veto
(n) the power to forbid or prevent; to prohibit, reject
adequate
(adj.) Sufficient, enough
ajar
(adj, adv.) partly open
dialogue
(n.) a conversation between two or more people; an interchange of opinions and ideas, free disscussion
emblem
(n.) a symbol, sign, token
gigantic
(adj.) huge, giant, immense
havoc
(n.) very great destruction, ruin; great confusion and disorder
hearth
(n.) the floor of a fireplace; the fireside as a symbol of the home and family
implore
(v.) to beg earnestly for
infamous
(adj.) very wicked; disgraceful, shameful
innumerable
(adj.) too many to count; without number
lax
(adj.) not strict, careless; lacking discipline; not tense; relaxed
mar
(v.) to spoil, damage, injure
misdemeanor
(n.) a crime or offense that is less serious than a felony; any minor misbehavior or misconduct
mull
(v.) to think about, ponder, to grind or mix; to heat and flavor with spices
narrative
(n.) a story, detailed report; having the quality or the nature of a story
overture
(n.) , an opening move toward negotiation or action; a proposal or offer; an introductory section or part
pact
(n.) an agreement, treaty
stalemate
(n.) a situation in which further action by either of two opponents is impossible; to bring to a standstill
vindictive
(adj.) bearing a grudge, feeling or showing a strong tendency toward revenge
wilt
(v.) , to become limp and drooping (as a flower), wither; to lose strength and vigor
abound
(v.) To be plentiful, Be filled
braggart
(n.) a boaster; (adj.) boastful in a loud, annoying way
cache
(n.) a hiding place; something hidden or stored
clarification
(n.) the act of making clear or understandable, an explanation
despondent
(adj.) sad, without hope, discouraged
embezzle
(v.) to steal property entrusted to one's care
heartrending
(adj.) causing mental pain or grief
leisurely
(adj.), Unhurried, Taking plenty of time; (adv.) in an easygoing or unhurried way
lethargic
(n.), unnaturally sleepy; dull, slow moving; indifferent
malady
(adj.), a sickness, illness, disease, disorder
mellow
(adj.) , ripe well matured soft sweet and rich (v.) To become gentle or sweet
nomadic
(adj.) , wandering from place to place
piecemeal
(adj.), One piece at a time (adv.) Gradually
quest
(n.) a search, hunt (v.) yo search, seek, ask
random
(adj.), by chance, not planned or prearranged; irregular
rant
(v.), to speak wildly and noisily; loud, violent talk
reinforce
(v.), to make stronger with new materials or support
seclusion
(n.), isolation from others, solitude
status
(n.), a person's condition or position in the eyes of the law; relative rank or standing, especially in society;prestige
turmoil
(n.), a state of great confusion; mental strain or agitation