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All English vocab

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intrepid
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
impoverished
poor enough to need help from others
intricate
complicated; difficult to understand
annihilate
to destroy completely
reprieve
a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
slapdash
marked by great carelessness
pliant
capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
hamper
a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
arduous
difficult to accomplish
supplant
to take the place of, supersede
latent
hidden, present but not realized
defray
to pay for
credible
capable of being believed
brazenly
boldly, shamelessly
facilitate
make easier
diligently
showing care and effort in your work or duties
adherent
a follower, supporter; attached, sticking to
cumbersome
Clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
brigand
a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
mediocre
of no exceptional quality or ability
usurper
one who seizes power or property without right
pauper
an extremely poor person
lucrative
Bringing in money; profitable
surmount
be or do something to a greater degree
circumspect
careful, cautious
commandeer
take arbitrarily or by force
erratic
likely to perform unpredictably
abridge
condense or shorten
relinquish
to retire from; give up or abandon
altercation
an angry argument
subjugate
put down by force or intimidation
accomplice
a person who takes part in a crime
larceny
the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
prim
overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
bias
influence in an unfair way
dissent
the act of protesting
jeer
laugh at with contempt and derision
dilemma
a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
inanimate
appearing dead
irate
feeling or showing extreme anger
terse
brief and to the point
dissolute
Loose in one's morals or behavior
unflinching
Firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
condone
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
hoodwink
to mislead by a trick, deceive
fortify
make strong or stronger
anarchy
total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder
dissent
the act of protesting
debris
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
illegible
difficult or impossible to read
fodder
Food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
admonish
warn strongly
pompous
overly self-important in speech and manner
subjugate
put down by force or intimidation
alien
a person who comes from a foreign country
access
a way of entering or leaving
rift
a split, break, breach
predispose
To make something more likely to happen before it does
exorcise
to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
pilfer
to steal in small quantities
sully
make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
lucrative
profitable
auspicious
favorable
trite
repeated too often
spurious
plausible but false
ghastly
gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
eminent
standing above others in quality or position
retrieve
get or find back
abscond
run away
disentangle
free from involvement or entanglement
rectify
make right or correct
revile
spread negative information about
tenacious
holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent