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Set 1,2,3,4,5,6 Vocab

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alien
a citizen of another country; foreign, strange
comely
having a pleasing appearance
erratic
not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
fodder
food for horses or cattle; raw material for designated purpose
fortify
to strengthen, build up
jeer
to make fun of rudely or unkindly; a rude remark or derision
mediocre
average, ordinary, undistinguished
subjugate
to conquer by force, bring under complete control
tantalize
to tease, torment by teasing
terse
brief and to the point
adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
compensate
to make up for; to replace for services
dissolute
loose in one's morals or behavior
expulsion
the process of driving or forcing out
feint
a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
illegible
difficult or impossible to read
lucrative
bringing in money; profitable
proliferate
to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
sully
to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
unflinching
firm, showing no signs of fear; not drawing back
abridge
to make shorter
altercation
an angry argument
dissent
to disagree; disagreement
eminent
famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
fabricate
to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
irate
angry
pauper
an extremely poor person
semblance
a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
terminate
to bring to an end
usurp
to seize and hold a position bu force or without right
adherent
a follower, supporter; attached, sticking to
cherubic
resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
condone
to pardon or overlook
exorcise
to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
gluttony
engaging in extreme eating or drinking; greedy overindulgence
marauder
a raider, plunderer
pilfer
to steal in small quantities
rift
a split, break, breach
surmount
to overcome, rise above
trite
commonplace; overused, stale
admonish
to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
brigand
a bandit, robber, or outlaw, highwayman
commandeer
to seize for military or official use
cumbersome
clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely widely; wordy long-winded or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
dilemma
a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
muddle
to make a mess of; muddle through; to get by; a hopeless mess
predispose
to incline to beforehand
spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled
lacking in restraint
breach
an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infraction
circumspect
careful, cautious
deadlock
a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; to bring to such a standstill
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
opinionated
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial
lasting for a long time, persistent, a plan thtat lives for many years
relinquish
to let go, give up
salvage
to save from fire or shipwreck; property thus saved
spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent