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Vocabulary Workshop Level C, Unit 9 for May

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apt
suitable,fitting,likely;quick to learn
awry
in a turned or twisted position or direction;wrong, out of the right of hoped-for course
bludgeon
short club used as a weapon; to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
capitulate
to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel
chafe
to warm by rubbing, to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; a sore or injury caused by rubbing
defile
to make unclean or dirty; destroy the purity of; to march in a single line; a narrow passage;gorge,canyon
dire
dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
disarming
charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
disgruntled
in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
encroach
to advance beyond the usually or proper limits, trespass
endow
to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
fend
to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
impunity
freedom from punishment
mien
air, manner; appearance; expression
penal
having to do with punishment
pertinent
related to the matter at hand,to the point
predominant
the greatest in strength or power; most common
prodigy
something wonderful or marvelous;something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent
recluse
a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
renown
fame,glory