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Vocabulary 4

TermDefinition
bolster (v) to support, give a boost to
bolster (N) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
deplore (v) to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous (adj) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
obsess (v) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
oust (v) to remove, drive out of a position or place
porous (adj) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
prone (adj) lying face down; inclined, likely
qualm (N) a pang of conscious, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
residue (N) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
staid (adj) serious and dignified; quit or subdued in character or conduct
annul (v) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void.
blase (adj) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
muster (v) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include
muster (N) a list of military personnel; a gathering, accumulation
nonentity (N) a person or thing of no importance `
ornate (adj) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
peruse (v) to read thoroughly and carefully
promontory (N) a high point of land extending into water
recourse (N) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
solicitous (adj) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
sustain (v) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of
Created by: 23colln