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Vocab. Lev. B

Unit 8

abnormal (adj.) not usual, not typical, strange
capsize (v.) to turn bottom-side-up, upset
catastrophe (n.) large-scale disaster, misfortune or failure
decrease (v.)to become or make less; (n.)a lessening
disputatious (adj.) inclined to argue or debate, provoking debate
eject (v.) to drive out or to throw out, evict
flourish (v.) to grow, to thrive, to be prosperous; to wave in the air (n) a dramatic gesture or fanfare of horns
incentive (n.) a reason for doing something; something that stimulates action
insubordinate (adj.) disobedient and rebellious
legible (adj.) easily read
nub (n.) the center point or heart of the matter; a knob
onslaught (n.) a violent attack or a sudden rush of something
ordain (v.) to establish by law; to order or command,to appoint as priest or minister; to destine
outstrip (v.) to get ahead of or do better than, exceed
pervade (v.) to spread throughout
prudent (adj.) cautious, careful and showing good sense
quench (v.) to put out, extinguish, end
remnant (n.) a small part remaining behind
simultaneous (adj.) happening or existing at the same time
swerve (v.) to turn aside sharply (n.) a sharp or sudden turn
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