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34 terms

Monster Verb Quiz (Elizabeth)

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abscond
(intrans) to leave hurriedly and secretively
accost
(trans) to approach aggressively, hostile or with hurtful intent
exacerbate
(trans) to make a bad situation worse
wane
(intrans) to weaken, decrease in power, vigor or extent
placate
(trans) to calm, to make someone less angry or hostile
plunder
(trans) to ransack and burn, to steal goods usually in a time of war
rectify
(trans) to make something right
portend
(trans) to foreshadow something, usually bad
gesticulate
(intrans) to make gestures, movements
augment
(trans) to make something bigger or stronger or greater by adding to it
bray
(intrans) to make a donkey sound
revel
(intrans) to engage lively in lively, noisy festivities, to take joy in
broach
(trans) to bring up something for the first time
precipitate
(trans) to directly cause to happen
gambol
(intrans) to frolic
discern
(trans) to detect something, to perceive or recognize something
succumb
(intrans) to give in to a greater force, to fail to resist
fortify
(trans) to strengthen, invigorate something
revert
(intrans) to return to a previous state, condition or habit
beguile
(trans) to charm/flirt with a purpose
vanquish
(trans) to defeat something or someone
scoff
(intrans) to make a disbelieving noise
appraise
(trans) to determine value or worth of something
traverse
(trans) to travel across or through something
inexorable
inevitable, impossible to stop
inhibit
(trans) to hinder, restrain or prevent
cavort
(intrans) to jump up and down wildly and excitedly
misapprehend
(trans) to misunderstand
reciprocate
(trans) to respond to a favor in a similar way
acquiesce
(intrans) to give in to reluctantly but without protest
furtive
sneaky
elephantine
resembling an elephant
discord
lack of harmony among people
uncanny
strange or mysterious in an unsettling way