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Vocab. - Level D

Unit 2

Vocab. - Level DUnit 2
adjourn (v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; postpone;
alien (n.) a citizen of another country; (adj.) foreign, strange; exotic, unfamiliar
comely (adj.) having a pleasing appearance; good-looking, attractive
compensate (v.) to make up for; to repay for services; pay back, reimburse, re compensate
dissolute (adj.) loose in one's morals or behavior; dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt
erratic (adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable; irregular, inconsistent
expulsion (n.) the process of driving or forcing out; ejection, ouster, eviction
feint (n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; (v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of; trick dodge, bluff, ruse, subterfuge
fodder (n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose; feed, provender
fortify (v.) to strengthen, build up; reinforce
illegible (adj.) difficult or impossible to read
jeer (v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision
lucrative (adj.) bringing in money; profitable; moneymaking
mediocre (adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished; run-of-the-mill, so-so,
proliferate (v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly; multiply, burgeon
subjugate (v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control; subdue, vanquish, master
sully (v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch; taint
tantalize (v.) to tease, torment by teasing; tempt
terse (adj.) brief and to the point; concise, succinct; short and sweet
unflinching (adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back; resolute,steadfast, unwavering
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