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PHILLIPS vocab weeks 1-8

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discombobulated
confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate:
noun
My desk is discombobulated with papers, and books
junction
a point where two or more things are joined.
noun
vehemently
with intense emotion
adverb
stealthily
cautious and secretive
adverb
hypocritical
to say something and mean something else
adjective
advocate
publicly recommend or support.
verb
encroach
intrude on (a person's territory or a thing considered to be a right).
verb
panorama
a picture or photograph containing a wide view.
noun
flustered
make (someone) confused; verb
unnerve
make (someone) lose confidence or courage; verb
pungent
a sharp taste or smell
adjective
rebuke
to express sharp, stern disapproval
verb
gullible
easily deceived or cheated.
adjective
servile
being in slavery
adjective
ungainly
not graceful; awkward; unwieldy; clumsy:
adjective
wrangle
to argue or dispute.
verb
decree
to command, ordain, or decide by decree.
verb
disposition
final settlement of a matter.
noun
deter
to prevent; check; arrest:
verb
fussed
feeling concern, distress, or annoyance; having strong feelings about something
adjective
acreage
an area of land, typically when used for agricultural purposes, but not necessarily measured in acres.
noun
acclaimed
praise enthusiastically and publicly.
verb
allot
give (something) to someone as a share or task.
endeavor
an attempt to achieve a goal.
noun
profound
(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.
adjective
sagacious
having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd.
censure
he expression of formal disapproval.
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
adjective
humane
having or showing compassion or benevolence.
adjective
heroic
very brave
adjective
tribute
to show gratitude, or respect
noun
inevitably
certain to happen
adverb
sentimental
a feeling of sadness
adjective
apocalyptic
the end of the world
adjective
intracranial
within the skull
adjective
consciousness
being aware of yourself
adjective
vacuous
empty
adjective
aqueous
watery
adjective
coterie
a group of people who have similar interest
noun
recourse
the use of someone or something as a source of help in a difficult situation ; noun
flair
stylishness and originality ;noun
hover
remain in one place in the air ;verb
indifferent
neither good nor bad; mediocre ;adjective
indifferent
either good nor bad
surpass
be better than.
tract
an area of indefinite extent, typically a large one.
modify
make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.
discern
perceive or recognize (something).
defect
imperfection, or lack.
hostile
unfriendly
adjective
uninhabited
(of a place) without inhabitants.
adjective
antagonistic
showing or feeling active opposition or hostility toward someone or something.
adjective
perplexed
completely baffled; very puzzled.
adjective
withdrawn
not wanting to communicate with other people.
adjective
bewilder
cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused.
verb
junction
a point where two or more things are joined.
noun
briny
the sea.
noun
jolt
push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.
verb
abruptly
suddenly and unexpectedly.
adverb
dwell
think, speak, or write at length about a particular subject
verb
enhance
intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value.
verb
advocate
publicly recommend or support.
verb
overt
done or shown openly; not secret or hidden.
adjective
Pang
a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion.
noun
plunder
steal goods from (a place or person)
verb
fallacy
a mistaken belief
noun
disposition
the way in which something is placed or arranged
noun
spontaneous
having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner.
adjective
minimize
reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.