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English 9 Vocab words

Acs cobham english vocaaaaaaab grade 9
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admonish
To caution or advise against something, scold mildy to remind of duty
breach
an opening, gap, rupture, rift
brigand
a bandit robber
circumspect
careful, cautious, careful, cautious
deadlock
(n.) a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; (v.) to bring to such a standstill
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or wildly
dilemma
a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle
mix up or confuse
opinionated
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial
lasting for a long time
predispose
to incline to beforehand
relinquish
release, as from one's grip (let go, give up)
salvage
(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n.) property thus saved
spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
spurious
not genuine, not true not valid
unbridled
not restrained or controlled
adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
alien
a person who comes from a foreign country
comely
having a pleasing appearance
compensate
to make up for
dissolute
loose in one's morals or behavior
Erratic
Not regular or consistent
Expulsion
The process of driving out a force
Feint
A deliberately deceptive move
Fodder
Food for horses or cattle, raw material for a purpose
Fortify
to strengthen
Illegible
Difficult or impossible to read
Jeer
To make fun of rudely or unkindly
Lucrative
Bringing in money, profitable
Mediocre
average, ordinary
Proliferate
To reproduce
Subjugate
To conquer by force, bring under complete control
Sully
To soil, to stain, to tarnish
Tantalize
to tease, torment by teasing
Terse
brief and to the point
Unflinching
Firm, showing no signs of fear
Abrigge
To make shorter
Adherent
a follower/supporter
Altercation
An angry argument
Cherubic
angelic like appearance, portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round or chubby face
Condone
To pardon/overloook
Dissent
to disagree
eminent
famous, outstanding
Exorcise
to drive out by magic, to dispose of something troublesome
Fabricate
to make, manufacture
Irate
angry
Marauder
A raider, plunderer
Obesity
excessive fatness
pauper
extremely poor person
pilfer
to steal in small quantities
Rift
a split, break, breach
Semblance
a likeness, an outward appearance
Terminate
to bring an end to
Surmount
to overcome, rise above
Trite
commonplace
usurp
to seize and hold a position by force