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Vocabulary Unit 9

awry (adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
bludgeon (n.) a short club used as a weapon
bludgeon (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 feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against;
chafe (n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing
dire (adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
encroach (v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass
fend (v.) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
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recluse (n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world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., trans.) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; (v., intrans.) to march in a single line or in columns;
defile (n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon
disarming (adj.) charming, tending to soften unfriendliness or suspicion
disgruntled (adj., part) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
endow prodigy(v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing 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; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent
renown (n.) fame, glory
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