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Vocabulary A-2

Sadlier Vocabulary 6th grade Unit 2

adverse unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
arid extremely dry; uninteresting, dull
assailant a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
billow a large wave; to rise or swell like a wave
confront to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with
constrain to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
contemporary belonging to the same time period of time as oneself; a person of the same time
depict to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent
encompass to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
groundless without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person
incomprehensible impossible to understand
manipulate to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
maximum the greatest possible amount or degree; reaching the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic a person who does imitations; to imitate; to make fun of
ruffle to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat
serene peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
sheepish embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid
stamina the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power
Created by: skrohn