Vocab Unit 1 - 3 Review Flashcards

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1. to scold mildly; 2. to advise against somethingadmonish
1. (n). rift, opening, gap, rupture; 2. (v.) to create an openingbreach
a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwaymanbrigand
careful, cautiouscircumspect
to seize for military or official usecommandeer
hard to handle, unwieldycumbersome
a standstill, standoff, stalematedeadlock
scattered fragments, wreckagedebris
to spread or scatter freely or widely, dispersediffuse (v.)
wordy, longwinded, unfocused, verbosediffuse (adj.)
a difficult or perplexing situation or problemdilemma
1. to wipe out; 2. to keep oneself from being noticedefface
1. (v.) to make a mess of; 2. (n.) a hopeless messmuddle
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mindopinionated
lasting for a long time, persistentperennial
make susceptible to, to incline to beforehandpredispose
to let go, give uprelinquish
to save from fire or shipwrecksalvage
sudden and violent but briefspasmodic
not genuine, not true, not validspurious
uncontrolled, lacking in restraintunbridled
to stop proceedings temporarilyadjourn
a citizen of another countryalien (n.)
foreign, strangealien (adj.)
having a pleasing appearancecomely
to make up forcompensate
loose in one's morals or behaviordissolute
not regular or consistenterratic
the process of driving or forcing outexpulsion
a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretensefeint
1. food for horses or cattle; 2. raw material for a designated purposefodder
to strengthen, build upfortify
difficult or impossible to readillegible
to make fun of rudely or unkindlyjeer
bringing in money, profitablelucrative
average, ordinarymediocre
to reproduce, increaseproliferate
to conquer by forcesubjugate
to soil, stain, tarnishsully
to teasetantalize
brief and to the pointterse
firm, showing no fearunflinching
to make shorterabridge
a follower, supporteradherent (n.)
attached, sticking toadherent (adj.)
an angry argumentaltercation
resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby facecherubic
to pardon or overlookcondone
to disagreedissent
famous, outstandingeminent
1. to drive out by magic; 2. to dispose of something troublesomeexorcise
to make, manufacture, to inventfabricate
a raider, plunderermarauder
excessive fatnessobesity
an extremely poor personpauper
to steal in small quantitiespilfer
a split, break, breachrift
a likeness, an outward appearancesemblance
to overcome, rise abovesurmount
to bring to an endterminate
commonplace; overused, staletrite
to seize and hold a position by force or without rightusurp