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Unit 2 vocab words - level B

Mrs. Elmy's Unit 2 vocabulary word list.
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available
(adj.) ready for use, at hand
cater
(v.) to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service
customary
(adj.) usual, expected, routine
dissuade
(v.) to persuade not to do something
entrepreneur
(n.) a person who starts up and takes a risk of a business
firebrand
(n.) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker; an extremely energetic or emotional person
hazard
(n.) risk, peril; (v.) to expose to danger or harm; to gamble
homicide
(n.) the killing of one person by another
indifference
(n.) a lack of interest or concern
indignant
(adj.) filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean
indispensable
(adj.) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected
lubricate
(v.) to apply oil or grease; to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use
mutual
(adj.) shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more
pelt
(v.) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry
plague
(n.) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil; (v.) to annoy or bother
poised
(adj., part.) balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action
regime
(n.) a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule
retard
(v.) to make slow, delay, hold back
transparent
(adj.) allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or understood; easily seen through or detected
unscathed
(adj.) wholly unharmed, not injured