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Building an Enriched Vocabulary Level A: Lesson 2

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adverse
unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
arid
extremely dry, uninteresting, dull
assailant
a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
billow
a large wave
to rise or swell like a wave
confront
to meet face to face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with
constrain
to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
contempory
belonging to the same period of tine as oneself
a person of the same time
depict
to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested
fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent
encompass
to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; include with a certain group or class
groundless
without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite
a person who pretends to be who he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person
incomprehensible
impossible to understand
manipulate
to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage.
maximum
the greatest possible amount or degree
reaching the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic
a person who does imitations
to imitate, to make fun of
ruffle
to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through
a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat
serene
peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear or free of storm; magestic, grand
sheepish
embarrassed; resemblingna sheep on meekness, timid
stamina
the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power