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Level D 1-6 vocab

vocabulary workshop level D units 1-6 semester 1 review
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Cumbersome
clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
Deadlock
(n) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions;(v) to bring such a stand still
Muddle
(v) to make a mess of, to get by; (n) a hopeless mess
Opinionated
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
Perennial
(adj) lasting for a long time, persistent;(n) a plant that lives for many years
Salvage
(v) to save from fire or shipwreck;(n) property thus saved
Spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
Spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
Adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
Alien
(n) a citizen of another country;(adj) foreign, strange
Compensate
to make up for; to repay for services
Dissolute
loose in one's morals or behavior
Erratic
not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
Expulsion
the process of driving or forcing out
Fodder
food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
Fortify
to strengthen; build up
Illegible
difficult or impossible to read
Jeer
(v) to make fun of rudely or unkindly;(n) a rude remark of derision
Mediocre
average, ordinary, undistinguished
Proliferate
to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
Subjugate
to conquer by force, bring under complete control
Tantalize
to tease, torment by teasing
Terse
brief and to the point
Unflinching
firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
Abridge
to make shorter
Adherent
(n) a follower, supporter; (adj) attached, sticking to
Condone
to pardon or overlook
Dissent
(v) to disagree; (n) disagreement
Exorcise
to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
Fabricate
to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
Irate
angry
Pilfer
to steal in small quantities
Rift
a split, break, breach
Surmount
to overcome, rise above
Trite
commonplace; overused, stale
Usurp
to seize and hold a position by force
Abscond
to run off and hide
Access
(n) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase; (v) to get at, obtain
Arduous
hard to do, requiring much effort
Biased
favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
Daunt
to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
Disentangle
to free of tangles or complications
Fated
determined in advance by destiny or fortune
Hoodwink
to mislead by trick, deceive
Inanimate
not having life; without energy or spirit
Pliant
bending readily; easily influenced
Precipice
a very steep cliff, the brink or edge of disaster
Reprieve
(n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement
Accomplice
a person who takes part in a crime
Brazen
shameless, impudent; made of brass
Exodus
a large-scale departure or flight
Facilitate
to make easier; to assist
Militant
(adj) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; (n) an activist
Opaque
not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid
Paramount
chief in importance, above all others
Rebut
to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute
Reprimand
(v) to scold; find fault with; (n) a rebuke
Servitude
slavery, forced labor
Slapdash
careless and hasty
Stagnant
not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull
Credible
Believable
Diligent
Hardworking, industrious, not lazy
Doleful
Sad; dreary
Ghastly
Frightful, horrible; deathly pale
Hamper
To hold back
Impoverished
Poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
Incessant
Never stopping, going an all the time
Intricate
Complicated; difficult to understand
Lucid
Easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
Posthumous
Occurring or published after death
Prim
Overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
Sardonic
Grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
Supplant
To take the place of, supersede
Tenacious
Holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent