Vocab Unit 15 Flashcards

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abaseto lower in esteem, degrade, to humble
actuateto move to action; to impel
avertto turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid
boorishrude, unrefined, clumsy
bruntthe main impact, force, or burden
combatant (n.)a fighter
combatant (adj.)engage in fighting
dormantinactive, in a state of suspension, sleeping
dubious1. causing uncertainty or suspicion; 2.in a doubtful or uncertain state of mind, hesitant
harangue (v.)to deliver a loud, ranting speech
harangue (n.)a loud speech
harryto make a destructive raid on; to torment, harass
impenitentnot feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses
knavea tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow
legion (n.)a large military force; any large group or number
legion (adj.)many, numerous
liberalitygenerosity, generous act; breadth of mind or outlook
plaintiffone who begins a lawsuit
probe (v.)to examine, investigate thoroughly
probe (n.)an investigation; a device used to explore or examine
protractto draw out or lengthen in space or time
quarry (v.)to cut or take from a quarry
quarry (n.)a place from which stone is taken; something that is hunted or pursued
spurnto refuse with scorn, disdain
subterfugean excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something