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Level A Unit 2

Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 2

QuestionAnswer
adverse adj. unfavorable, negative; working against
arid (adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting
assailant (n.) a person who attacks violently
billow (n.) a large wave; (v.) to rise or swell like a wave
confront (v.) to meet face-to-face
constrain (V.) to force, compel; to restrain
contemporary (adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n.) a person of the same time
depict (v.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested (adj.) fair minded, free from selfish motives
encompass (v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
Groundless (adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite (n) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is
incomprehensible (adj.) impossible to understand
manipulate (v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
maximum (n) the greatest possible amount or degree; (adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic (n) a person who does imitations (v.) to imitate
ruffle (v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (n.) a gathered strip of material
serene (adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset
sheepish (adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheet in meekness, timid
stamina (n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power
Created by: angelaconnelly