20 terms

ENG9 Vocab Unit 2

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adjourn
(v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place; postpone, suspend, discontinue
alien
(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange, exotic, unfamiliar
comely
(adj.) having a pleasing appearance, good-looking, attractive
compensate
(v.) to make up for; to repay for services; pay back, reimburse, recompense
dissolute
(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior; dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt
erratic
(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable, irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable
expulsion
(n.) the process of driving or forcing out; ejection, ouster, eviction
feint
(n.) a deliberately deceptive movement: (v) to make a deceptive movement, to make a pretense of; trick, ruse, dodge, bluff
fodder
(n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose; feed
fortify
(v.) to strengthen, build up; reinforce
illegible
(adj.) difficult or impossible to read; unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled
jeer
(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision; laugh at, mock, taunt
lucrative
(adj.) bringing in money, profitable, gainful, moneymaking
mediocre
(adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished
proliferate
(v.) to reproduce, increase or spread quickly; multiply, mushroom
subjugate
(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control; subdue, vanquish, master
sully
(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, pollute, smear
tantalize
(v.) to tease, torment by teasing; tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water
terse
(adj.) brief and to the point, concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet
unflinching
(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back; resolute, steadfast, unwavering