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Unit 5 A


Prospector n. a person who explores the land for gold or other minerals
Rumor n. a statement told as truth, especially about another person, without any proof
Mania n. excessive excitement or disorganized behavior
Contemporary adj. happening at the same time
Sensational adj. causing great excitement or emotional reaction
monotonous adj. not interesting because it is unchanging
beneficiary n. a person or organization that receives money or other benefits from someone or something
boom n. a rapid expansion
prejudice n. unfair treatment or hatred of a specific group of people
encompass v. to enclose or to include completely
prowess n. extraordinary ability
prow n. the front, or bow, of a ship
reception n. a response or reaction
foraging adj. wandering in search of food
wary adj. cautious and watchful
stammer v. to speak with repetitions or stops
accumulate v. to gather or increase a little at a time
pantomime v. to act out a story with only body movements
vicinity n. the area near or surrounding a place
Created by: hofmeisterh