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VocabularyUnit 2

20 words

adverse (adj.) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
arid Adj. extremely dry; uninteresting,dull
assailant n. a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
billow n. a large wave; v. to rise or swell like a wave
confront v. to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with
constrain v. to force, compel; to restrain, hold back
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; indifferent
encompass v. to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certaingroup or class
groundless adj. without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite n. a person who pretend to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person
incomprehensible adj. impossible to understand
manipulate v. to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personel gain or advantage
maximum n. the greatest possible amount or degree; adj. reching the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic n. a person who does imitations; v. to imitate; to make fun of
ruffle v. to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; n. a gathered strip of material used for rimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat
serene adj. peaeful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
sheepish adj. embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid
stamina n. the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power
Created by: cpk.keegan123