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vocab unit 9

vital(adj) having life essential key or crucial
quibble(v) to evade or belittle a point by twisting words
quibble(n) a petty objection
persist(v) to continue on a course of actions refuses to stop
ordeal(n) a difficult or painful experience
melancholy(adj) sad gloomy unhappy
melancholy(n) sadness gloominess
gruesome(adj) horrible revolting ghastly
erode(v) to wear away or eat away
downtrodden(adj) treated unfairly and cruelly
canvass(v) to go through an area in order to vote
bystander(n) one who looks or observes
stifle(v) to smother prevent from breathing
regal(adj) royal kinglike fit for a king
ratify(v) to approve give formal approval
puny(adj) of less than normal strength
parch(v) to make dry and thirsty
graphic(adj) lifelike or vivid
flounder(v) to thrash about in a clumsy way
entice(v) to attract or temp
casual(adj.) happening by chance
Created by: 23sharl