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Vocab level c

level C unit 8

abut (v.) to join at one end or be next; to support, prop up
attire (n.) clothes apparel, garb: (v.) to dress, adorn, or bedeck
avail (v.) to be of use or benefit to: to make use off: to take advantage of: to profit or benefit: (n.) use, benefit, or value
crony (n.) very close friend, pal, chum, buddy
cryptic (adj.) puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
divergent (adj.) going in different directions: different from each other: departing from convention, deviant
enmity (n.) hatred, ill-will
fervent (adj.) very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot
gaunt (adj.) thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren
infiltrate (v.) pass through or gain entrance to graduallly or stealthily
nullify (v.) make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out
perceptible (adj.) Capable of being grasped by the senses or the mind
plummet (v.) to plunge straight down; (n.) weight fastened to a line
proclaim (v.) declare publicly or officially
proxy (n.) agent, substitute; written permission allowing one person to act in another's place
rankle (v.) cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (w/ the suggestion that the pain grows worse w/ time)
scavenger (n.) person who collects or remove usable items from the waste materials; animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
stint (v.) limit, be sparing or frugal; (n.) a limit or restriction; fixed share of wock of duty; period of activity
stoical (adj.) self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain
unflagging (v.)tireless, continuing w/ vigor
Created by: kortbatmunchin on 2008-03-24

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