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vocab review

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Brigand
(n.) a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
Commandeer
(v.) to seize for military or official use
Efface
(v.) to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
Muddle
(v.) to make a mess of; muddle through: to get by; (n.) a hopeless mess
Perennial
(adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent;
(n.) a plant that lives for many years
Spasmodic
(adj.) sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
Spurious
(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid
Unbridled
(adj.) uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
Dissolute
(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior
Erratic
(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from whats ordinarily expected; undependable
Feint
(n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; (v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
Jeer
(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly;
(n.) a rude remark of derision
Lucrative
(adj.) bringing in money; profitable
Proliferate
(v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
Subjugate
(v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control
Sully
(v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
Tantalize
(v.) to tease, torment by teasing
Terse
(adj.) brief and to the point
Abridge
(v.) to make shorter
Dissent
(v.) to disagree;
(n.) disagreement
Fabricate
(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
Marauder
(n.) a raider, plunderer
Pauper
(n.) an extremely poor person
Pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities
Surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above
Trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale
Unflinching
(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
Usurp
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
Rift
(n.) to split, break, breach
Salvage
(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck;
(n.) property thus saved