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20 terms

Vocab Unit 9

20 words test thursday
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apt
(adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
awry
(adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; out of the right or hoped-for course
bludgeon
(n.) a short club used as a weapon; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
capitulate
(v.) to end resistance, , surrender,
chafe
(v.) to warm by rubbing; to strain or press against;
defile
(v., trans.) to make unclean (v., intrans.) to march in columns; (n.) a narrow passage; gorge,
dire
(adj.) warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
disarming
(adj.) charming, to get rid of suspicion
disgruntled
(adj., part) in bad humor, discontented,
encroach
(v.) trespass
endow
(v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds
fend
(v.) resist; to get along,
impunity
(n.) freedom from punishment
mien
(n.) air, manner; appearance;
penal
(adj.) having to do with punishment
pertinent
(adj.) related to the matter at hand, to the point
predominant
(adj.) the greatest in or power; most common
prodigy
(n.) something wonderful ; something abnormal; ; a young person with extraordinary ability
recluse
(n.) a person who leads a withdrawn from the world
renown
(n.) fame, glory