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Vocabulary Workshop Final

Mrs. Cronan, Block 3
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admonish
To caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
brigand
a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect
careful, cautious
diffuse
(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely; (adj.) wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
relinquish
do without or cease to hold or adhere to
spurious
(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid
adjourn
(v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
alien
(n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange
comely
(adj.) having a pleasing appearance
dissolute
(adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior
erratic
(adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
fortify
(v.) to strengthen, build up
jeer
(v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision
mediocre
(adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished
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
unflinching
(adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back
abridge
(v.) to make shorter
cherubic
(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
dissent
(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement
eminent
(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
fabricate
(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
marauder
(n.) a raider, plunderer
pauper
(n.) an extremely poor person
surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above
trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale
usurp
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
abscond
(v.) to run off and hide
anarchy
(n.) a lack of government and law; confusion
auspicious
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
biased
(adj.) favoring one side unduly; prejudiced
daunt
(v.) to overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage
disentangle
(v.) to free from tangles or complications
hoodwink
(v.) to mislead by a trick, deceive
incinerate
(v.) to burn to ashes
intrepid
(adj.) very brave, fearless, unshakable
arbitrary
(adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
brazen
(adj.) shameless, impudent; made of brass
exodus
(n.) a large-scale departure or flight
facilitate
(v.) to make easier; to assist
morose
(adj.) having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
paramount
(adj.) chief in importance, above all others
prattle
(v.) to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; (n.) baby talk; babble
rebut
(v.) to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute
reprimand
(v.) to scold; find fault with; (n.) a rebuke
slapdash
(adj.) careless and hasty
succumb
(v.) to give way to superior force, yield
credible
(adj.) believable
diligent
(adj.) hardworking, industrious, not lazy
incessant
(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
sardonic
(adj.) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
superfluous
(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess; unnecessary