Vocab Unit 1 - 3 Review Flashcards

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admonish1. to scold mildly; 2. to advise against something
breach1. (n). rift, opening, gap, rupture; 2. (v.) to create an opening
briganda bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspectcareful, cautious
commandeerto seize for military or official use
cumbersomehard to handle, unwieldy
deadlocka standstill, standoff, stalemate
debrisscattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse (v.)to spread or scatter freely or widely, disperse
diffuse (adj.)wordy, longwinded, unfocused, verbose
dilemmaa difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface1. to wipe out; 2. to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle1. (v.) to make a mess of; 2. (n.) a hopeless mess
opinionatedstubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perenniallasting for a long time, persistent
predisposemake susceptible to, to incline to beforehand
relinquishto let go, give up
salvageto save from fire or shipwreck
spasmodicsudden and violent but brief
spuriousnot genuine, not true, not valid
unbridleduncontrolled, lacking in restraint
adjournto stop proceedings temporarily
alien (n.)a citizen of another country
alien (adj.)foreign, strange
comelyhaving a pleasing appearance
compensateto make up for
dissoluteloose in one's morals or behavior
erraticnot regular or consistent
expulsionthe process of driving or forcing out
feinta deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense
fodder1. food for horses or cattle; 2. raw material for a designated purpose
fortifyto strengthen, build up
illegibledifficult or impossible to read
jeerto make fun of rudely or unkindly
lucrativebringing in money, profitable
mediocreaverage, ordinary
proliferateto reproduce, increase
subjugateto conquer by force
sullyto soil, stain, tarnish
tantalizeto tease
tersebrief and to the point
unflinchingfirm, showing no fear
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
condoneto pardon or overlook
dissentto disagree
eminentfamous, outstanding
exorcise1. to drive out by magic; 2. to dispose of something troublesome
fabricateto make, manufacture, to invent
maraudera raider, plunderer
obesityexcessive fatness
pauperan extremely poor person
pilferto steal in small quantities
rifta split, break, breach
semblancea likeness, an outward appearance
surmountto overcome, rise above
terminateto bring to an end
tritecommonplace; overused, stale
usurpto seize and hold a position by force or without right