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UNIT 6 Vocabulary

Reardon/Welch/Salvo
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atone
(v) - to make up for
bondage
(n.) slavery; any state of being bound or held down
credible
(adj.) - believable
defray
(v.) - to pay for
diligent
(adj.) - hardworking, or industrious, not lazy
doleful
(adj.) - sad; dreary
ghastly
(adj.) - frightful, horrible; deathly pale
hamper
(v.) - to hold back
hew
(v.) - to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to
impoverished
(adj.) - poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
incessant
(adj.) - never stopping, going on all the time
intricate
(adj.) - complicated; difficult to understand
lucid
(adj.) - easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
posthumous
(adj.)- occurring or published after death
prim
(adj.) - overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
sardonic
(adj.) - grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
superfluous
(adj.) - exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
supplant
(v.) - to take the place of, supersede
taunt
(v.) - to jeer at, mock; (n.) an insulting or mocking remark
tenacious
(adj.) - holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent