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Mr. Thomas Vocab Set

This is the vocabulary set for Mr. Thomas
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Defenestrate
To throw something or someone out a window.
Mollify
To make someone feel better; soothe.
Vilify
To portray someone as criminal.
Immolate
To destroy with fire.
Emulate
To immitate or copy out of admiration.
Undulate
To move in waves.
Oscillate
To move back and forth (like a pendulum).
Ambulate
To walk from place to place.
Chide
To scold or criticise.
Spelunk
To explore caves.
Allot
To assign or distribute a portion.
Scald
To burn with water or steam.
Scold
To criticise or repremand.
Shirk
To avoid a task or obligation.
Boondoggle
To waste time with trivial tasks.
Commence
To begin.
Omit
To leave out.
Emit
To give off or release.
Squander
To waste or spend foolishly.
Emancipate
To set free.
Plummet
To fall rapidly.
Implicate
To show someone is involved in a crime.
Attest
To verify that something is true.
Ossify
To become rigid and inflexible
Dilute
To weaken or to lessen in intensity.
Delude
To mislead or trick.
Peruse
To look at or examine.
Exonerate
To find not guilty.
Beckon
To call someone over.
Impede
To hinder; to provide obstacles; to prevent progress.
Pilfer
To steal something.
Wriggle
To move by twisting like a worm.
Extricate
To remove from entanglements.
Embark
To begin a journey.
Inundate
To flood or overwhelm.
Aspire
To direct ones hopes toward achieving a goal.
Conspire
To make secret plans to commit wrongful acts.
Perspire
To sweat.
Iterate
To perform or utter repeatedly.
Perish
To die.
Incarcerate
To put in prison.
Bolster
To support, to strengthen.
Dither
To be indecisive.
Wither
To become dry due to age.
Sift
To sort through, to separate particles.
Antagonize
To cause someone to be hostile.
Secede
To formally withdraw from a group or organization.
Preside
To rule over or govern.
Reside
To occupy a place.
Escalate
To raise and lower, to increase intensity.
Behoove
To benefit.
Atrophy
To become smaller and weaker due to lack of use.
Articulate
To put into words.
Enunciate
To pronounce clearly.
Hoard
To collect and hide away.
Prohibit
To stop or ban a practice.
Elude
To avoid capture.
Allude
To refer to indirectly.
Abridge
To shorten
Agitate
To stir or mix up.
Aggravate
To make worse; increase the effect of.
Conceal
To hide something; to place out of sight.
Agonize
To experience great anguish or worry
Invert
To turn upside down; to reverse the arrangement of.
Convert
To change.
Revert
To return to a previous state or condition.
Jostle
To bump into.
Jeer
To make rude and mocking remarks.
Employ
To put to use
Deploy
To place in battle formation or appropriate position.
Loiter
To occupy a place idly (To stand around and do nothing).
Sow
To spread seeds; to begin growth.
Reap
To gather; to harvest.
Adhere
To stick to; to hold fast.
Entail
To involve as a necessary part.
Arbitrate
To decide (usually between two options).
Encroach
To enter restricted space; to intrude.
Denounce
To question someone's credibility.
Flout
To defy a rule or order.
Irk
To bother; to annoy.
Condone
To accept and allow; to approve of.
Cordon
To prevent people from entering; to rope off or block.
Clamber
To climb awkwardly.