20 terms

Unit 2 Vocabulary (Level D) 9th

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adjourn
(v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
alien
(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange
comely
(adj.) having a pleasing appearance
compensate
(v.) to make up for; to repay for services
dissolute
(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior
erratic
(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
expulsion
(n.) the process of driving or forcing out
feint
(n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; (v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
fodder
(n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
fortify
(v.) to strengthen, build up
illegible
(adj.) difficult or impossible to read
jeer
(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision
lucrative
(adj.) bringing in money; profitable
mediocre
(adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished
proliferate
(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
subjugate
(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control
sully
(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
tantalize
(v.) to tease, torment by teasing
terse
(adj.) brief and to the point
unflinching
(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

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