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Unit 9 Vocab

TermDefinition
awry (adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong.
bludgeon (n.) a short club used as a weapon (v.) to strike with a heavy club, to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
chafe (v.) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing, to annoy (n.) a sore or injury caused rubbing
dire (adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come
encroach (v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass
fend (v.) to ward off, resist; to get along
mien (n.) air, manner; appearance; expression
penal (adj.) having to do with punishment
predominant (adj.) the greatest in strength or power; most common
recluse (n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
apt (adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
capitulate (v.) to end resistance give up, throw in the towel
defile (v.) to make unclean or dirty, to march in a single line or in columns (n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon
disarming (adj.) charming, tending to soften unfriendliness or suspicion
disgrunted (adj.) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
endow (v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thin or quality
impunity (n.) freedom from punishment
pertinent (adj.) related to the matter at hand, to the point
prodigy (n.) something wonderful or marvelous; an unusual feat
renown (n.) fame, glory
Created by: AwesomeMike