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Vocab workshop level a unit 2

I spent the time (which was not much) to make this set of flash cards for you guys to study. Hope you like it!
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adverse
(adj) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
arid
(adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting; dull
assailant
(n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or with words)
billow
(n.) a large wave; (v.) to rise or swell like a wave
confront
(v.) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with
constrain
(v.) to force; compel; to restrain, hold back
contemporary
(adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n.) a person of the same time
depict
(v.)to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested
(adj.) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent
encompass
(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
groundless
(adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite
(adj.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person
incomprehensible
(adj.) impossible to understand
manipulate
(v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for person gain or advantage
maximum
(n.) the greatest possible amount or degree; (adj.) reading the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic
(n.) a person who does imitations; (v.) to imitate; to make fun of
ruffle
(v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (n.) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat
serene
(adj.)peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
sheepish
(adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid
stamina
(n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power