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25 vocabulary words for the upcoming WordMasters test.


1. plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy


1. to inflict or execute (punishment, vengeance, etc.)


1. happening or produced by chance, accidental - a ___________ encounter
2. lucky; fortunate


1. self-confidence, self-possession; poise; composure
2. the perpendicular or vertical position


1. to cause to contract or shrink; to compress
2. to slow or stop the natural course or development of


1. capable of various interpretations; ambiguous
2. deliberately misleading or vague, evasive


1. farcical or grotesque imitation; mockery; parody
2. to imitate grotesquely or absurdly; turn (a serious work or subject) to ridicule


1. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report - a _________ against his good name
2. to utter against; defame


1. perceptive; shrewd
2. clever, cunning, ingenious


1. a sudden disastrous collapse or defeat, esp. one involving a disorderly retreat; rout
2. the breaking up of ice in a river during spring or summer, often causing flooding


1. to grieve; distress; afflict - it __________ her much that he could not go
2. to injure unjustly, esp. by infringing a person's legal rights


1. lacking sense; significance
2. empty; void


1. the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, esp. a carnivorous mammal
2. the stomach, especially that of an animal


1. to remove the internal organs of; disembowel
2. to deprive of meaning or significance


1. open or available for inspection
2. obvious - their scorn was _________ to everyone
3. a grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time
4. an invention protected by such a grant
5. to invent; originate, or be the proprietor of an idea
6. to grant a _________ to someone or for something


1. taking advantage of opportunities and circumstances
2. a person who adapts his action, responses, etc. to take advantage of opportunities, circumstances, etc.


1. a viscous or solid material of natural origin that is insoluble in water, and has a low softening temperature
2. to rub, smear, stiffen, polish, etc. with _______
3. to increase in extent, quantity, intensity, power, etc. - discord ___________ at an alarming rate.
4. (of the moon) to increase in the extent of its illuminated portion before the full moon


1. of an indefinitely great number; innumerable - the __________ of stars on a summer night
2. a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things


1. extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act - a time that will live in ___________


1. to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp. by giving into the demands of
2. to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc.)


1. causing, involving, or resulting in a disaster


1. a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act
2. to utilize, especially for profit, turn to practical amount - to __________ a business opportunity
3. to use selfishly for one's own ends


1. to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action - to ___________ a crowd to riot


1. worthy or imitation; commendable - ___________ conduct
2. serving as a warning - an _____________ penalty


1. a person who sponsors or aids artists, charities, etc; protector or benefactor
2. a customer of a shop, hotel, etc, esp. a regular one

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