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English 9 Vocab 3

pauper a very poor person.
adherent (n) someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.
trite (of a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.
irate feeling or characterized by great anger.
dissent the expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held.
usurp take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
abridge shorten (a piece of writing) without losing the sense.
exorcise drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place.
eminent (of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession.
adherent (adj) sticking fast to an object or surface.
surmount overcome (a difficulty or obstacle).
rift a crack, split, or break in something.
cherubic having the childlike innocence or plump prettiness of a cherub.
pilfer steal (typically things of relatively little value).
condone accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue.
altercation a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.
semblance the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
marauder a person who marauds; a raider.
fabricate invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent.
obesity the condition of being grossly fat or overweight.
terminate bring to an end.
Created by: Sean Oh



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