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Cumulative Vocabulary Units 1-3

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madras
a light patterned cotton cloth
lope
to move or run with long, bounding strides
gingerly
with extreme care or caution
sage
wise; a very wise person
savvy
to know or understand
roguish
playful in an appealingly bold way; mischievous
incredulous
disbelieving, skeptical
nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
aloof
reserved, distant
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful
bewildering
extremely confusing
hermit
one who lives in solitude
brawn
muscular strength
exploit
a notable achievement
divert
To turn aside
inquire
to ask; to question
conform
adapt oneself to new or different conditions
stifle
smother or suppress
rueful
sorrowful, unhappy
frankly
in an honest and direct way that people might not like
idolize
love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess
fell
cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
liable
legally responsible; likely
acquit
to find not guilty of a fault or crime
sheepish
(adj.) embarrassed; timid; shy
premonition
an early warning about a future event
doggedly
in a stubborn or persistent way
towheaded
having white-blond hair
implore
to beg earnestly for
sullen
resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy
gallant
brave and noble
elude
escape, either physically or mentally
fiend
a cruel or wicked person; someone who is addicted to something
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
wistful
yearning; sadly longing
drawl
a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels