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Unit 1 vocab words - level B

Mrs. Elmy unit 1 vocabulary word list.
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adjacent
(adj.) near, next to, adjoining.
alight
(v.) to get down from, step down from; to come down from the air, land; (adj.) lighted up
barren
(adj.) not productive, bare
disrupt
(v.) to break up, disturb
dynasty
(n.) a powerful family or group of rulers that maintains its position or power for some time
foretaste
(n.) an advance indication, sample, or warning
germinate
(v.) to begin to grow, come into being
humdrum
(adj.) ordinary, dull, routine, without variation
hurtle
(v.) to rush violently, dash headlong; to fling or hurl forcefully
insinuate
(v.) to suggest or hint slyly; to edge into something indirectly
interminable
(adj.) endless, so long as to seem endless
interrogate
(v.) to ask questions, examine by questioning
recompense
(v.) to pay back; to give a reward; (n.) a payment for loss, service, or injury
renovate
(v.) to repair, restore to good condition, make new again
résumé
(n.) a brief summary; a short written account of one's education, working experience, or qualifications for a job
sullen
(adj.) silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment; slow moving, sluggish.
trickle
(v.) to flow or fall by drops or in a small stream; (n.) a small, irregular quantity of anything
trivial
(adj.) not important, minor; ordinary, commonplace
truce
(n.) a pause in fighting, temporary peace
vicious
(adj.) evil, bad; spiteful; having bad habits or an ugly disposition; painfully severe or extreme