Vocabulary Workshop Unit 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. 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. 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 or derision. Laugh At, Mock, Taunt, Gibe, Insult.
Lucrative
Adj. Bringing in money; profitable. Gainful, Money-making.
Mediocre
Adj. Average, ordinary, undistinguishable. 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.