20 terms

Vocab Lesson 2

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adjourn
(v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

postpone, discontinue
alien
(n.) a citizen of another country;
(adj.) foreign, strange

(adj.) exotic
comely
(adj.) having a pleasing appearance

good-looking, attractive, bonny
compensate
(v.) to make up for; to repay for services

pay back, recompense
dissolute
(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior

dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt
erratic
(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable

irregular, inconsistent
expulsion
(n.) the process of driving or forcing out

ejection, removal, eviction
feint
(n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense
(v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of

(n.) trick, ruse, subterfuge, bluff
fodder
(n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose

provender
fortify
(v.) to strengthen, build up

reinforce, shore up
illegible
(adj.) difficult or impossible to read

unreadable, scribbled
jeer
(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly;
(n.) a rude remark of a derision
lucrative
(adj.) bringing in money; profitable

gainful, moneymaking
mediocre
(adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished

run-of-the-mill
proliferate
(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

multiply, mushroom, burgeon
subjugate
(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control

subdue, vanquish
sully
(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch

pollute, taint, smear
tantalize
(v.) to tease, torment by teasing

tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water
terse
(adj.) brief and to the point

succinct, crisp, short and sweet
unflinching
(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

resolute, steadfast, unwavering