Vocab Unit 1 - 6 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
to run off and hideabscond
1. approach or admittance to places, persons, things; 2. an increaseaccess (n.)
to get at, obtainaccess (v.)
1. a lack of government and law; 2. confusionanarchy
hard to do, requiring much effortarduous
favorable, fortunateauspicious
favoring one side unduly, prejudicedbiased
1. to overcome with fear, intimidate; 2. to dishearten, discouragedaunt
to free from tangles or complicationsdisentangle
to mislead by a trick, deceivehoodwink
1. not having life; 2. without energy or spiritinanimate
to burn to ashesincinerate
very brave, fearless, unshakableintrepid
1. bending readily; 2. easily influencedpliant
1. overly self-important in speech and manner; 2. excessively stately or ceremoniouspompous
1. a very steep cliff; 2. the brink or edge of disasterprecipice
to make right, correctrectify
determined in advance by destiny or fortunefated
a temporary relief or delayreprieve (n.)
to grant a postponementreprieve (v.)
to attack with words, call bad namesrevile
a person who takes part in a crimeaccomplice
to destroy completelyannihilate
1. unreasonable; 2. based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairnessarbitrary
1. made of brass; 2. shameless, impudentbrazen
a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes changecatalyst
a large-scale departure or flightexodus
to make easier; to assistfacilitate
not able to be corrected; beyond controlincorrigible
hidden, present but not realizedlatent
an activistmilitant (n.)
given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a causemilitant (adj.)
having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociablemorose
1. not letting light through; 2. not clear or lucid; 3. dense, stupidopaque
chief in importance, above all othersparamount
to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babbleprattle
to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refuterebut
1. to scold; 2. find fault withreprimand (v.)
a rebuke; an act of criticismreprimand (n.)
slavery, forced laborservitude
careless and hastyslapdash
1. not running or flowing; 2. foul from standing still; 3. inactive, sluggish, dullstagnant
to give way to superior force, yieldsuccumb
to make up foratone
1. slavery; 2. any state of being bound or held downbondage
to pay fordefray
hardworking, industrious, not lazydiligent
sad, drearydoleful
1. frightful, horrible; 2. deathly paleghastly
to hold backhamper
1. to shape or cut down with an ax; 2. to hold tohew
1. poor, in a state of poverty; 2. depletedimpoverished
never stopping, going on all the timeincessant
complicated, difficult to understandintricate
1. easy to understand, clear; 2. rational, sanelucid
occurring or published after deathposthumous
1. overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; 2. prudishprim
grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcasticsardonic
exceeding what is sufficient or required, excesssuperfluous
to take the place of, supersedesupplant
to jeer at, mocktaunt (v.)
1. holding fast; 2. holding together firmly; 3. persistenttenacious