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Vocabulary Unit 9

TermDefinition
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Recluse(n) A person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world.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.
Defile(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) In bad humor, discontented, annoyed.
Endow(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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