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Vocab 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 stain 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Recluse (n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world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., part) 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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