20 terms

Unit 3 Vocabulary (Level D) 9th

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abridge
(v.) to make shorter
adherent
(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to
altercation
(n.) an angry argument
cherubic
(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
condone
(v.) to pardon or overlook
dissent
(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement
eminent
(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
exorcise
(v.) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
fabricate
(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
irate
(adj.) angry; enraged
marauder
(n.) a raider, plunderer
obesity
(n.) having an excess amount of body fat
pauper
(n.) an extremely poor person
pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities
rift
(n.) a split, break, breach
semblance
(n.) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above
terminate
(v.) to bring to an end
trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale
usurp
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right

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