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Vocabulary Unit 8

abut [verb] border on; bolster
attire [noun] clothes [verb] to dress; bedeck; adorn
avail [verb] to be or make of use or benefit; to make profit [noun] use; benefit; profit
crony [noun] friend; pal; chum; buddy
cryptic [adjective] puzzling; enigmatic
divergent [adjective] differing; deviant; unorthodox
enmity [noun] hatred; ill-will; animosity; antagonism
fervent [adjective] emotional; passionate; extremely hot; ardent
gaunt [adjective] thin; bony; lanky
infiltrate [verb] slip, creep into; penetrate
nullify [verb] invalidate; annul
plummet [verb] to plunge straight down [noun] a weight fastened to a line
proclaim [verb] to declare; announce; promulgate
proxy [noun] substitute; representative
rankle [verb] to cause anger; irritate; vex; nettle; gall
scavenger [noun] rummager; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
stint [verb] to limit; restrict; scrimp [noun] a limit or restriction
stoical [adjective] self-controlled; impassive
unflagging [adjective] tireless; undiminishing; unremitting
Created by: 22liuge