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Unit 4 vocab words - level B

Mrs. Elmy's vocabulary Unit 4 word list.
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alliance
(n.) a joining together for some common purpose
bewilder
(v.) to puzzle completely, confuse
buffoon
(n.) a clown; a coarse, stupid person
controversial
(adj.) arousing argument, dispute, or disagrement
dishearten
(v.) to discourage
fruitless
(adj.) not producing the desired results, unsuccessful
hostile
(adj.) unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive
inflammable
(adj.) easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused
inflict
(v.) to give or cause something unpleasant, impose
malignant
(adj.) deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
mortify
(v) to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering
orthodox
(adj.) in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
procure
(v.) to obtain through special effort; to bring about
scurry
(v.) to run quickly, scamper, hurry
sodden
(adj.) soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless
spirited
(adj.) full of life and vigor; courageous
virtual
(adj.) having certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing
void
(adj.) completely empty; having no legal force or effect; (n.) empty or unfilled space; (v.) to cancel or nullify
wayward
(adj.) disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious
wince
(v.) to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; (n.) the act of drawing back in this way