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Vocab 12 Defintions

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abduct (v.) to kidnap, carry off by force
ambiguous (adj.) not clear; having two or more possible meanings
balk (v.) to stop short and refuse to go on; to refuse abruptly; to prevent from happening; (n.) (in baseball) an illegal motion made by a pitcher
compact (adj.) closely and firmly packed together; small (v.) to squeeze together (n.) an agreement between parties; a small case donating a mirror and face powder; a small car
confer (v.) to consult, talk over, exchange opinions; to present as a gift, favor or honor
earmark (v.) to set aside for a special purpose; to mark an animal's ear for identification (n.) an identifying mark or feature
frigid (adj.) extremely cold; lacking in warmth or feeling
implement (n.) an instrument, tool (v.) to put into effect
incalculable (adj.) too great to be counted, unpredictable, uncertain
indisputable (adj.) beyond question or argument, definitely true
intensive (adj.) thorough, deep; showing great effort; concentrated
maneuver (n.) a planned movement; skillful plan; a scheme (v.) to perform or carry out such a planned movement
sabotage (n.) an action taken to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly (v.) to take such destructive action
scant (adj.) not enough; barely enough; marked by a small or insufficient amount
stealthy (adj.) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed; sneaky, underhanded
strapping (adj.) tall, strong, and healthy
strident (adj.) harsh, shrill, unpleasant sounding
thrive (v.) to grow vigorously; to grow in wealth and possessions
titanic (adj.) of enormous size, strength, power or scope
valiant (adj.) possessing or acting with bravery or boldness
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