Vocab Unit 3 Flashcards

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abridgeto make shorter
adherent (n.)a follower, supporter
adherent (adj.)attached, sticking to
altercationan angry argument
cherubicresembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
condoneto pardon or overlook
dissent(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement
eminentfamous, outstanding, distinguished
exorcise1. to drive out by magic; 2. to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppresive
fabricate1. to make, manufacture; 2. to make up, invent
maraudera raider, plunderer
obesityexcessive fatness
pauperan extremely poor person
pilferto steal in small quantities
rifta split, break, breach
semblance1. a likeness; 2. an outward appearance; 3. an apparition
terminateto bring to an end
tritecommonplace; overused, stale
surmountto overcome, rise above
usurpto seize and hold a position by force or without right