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West End School

Vocab-Unit 2

TermDefinition
adverse (adj) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile.
assailant (n) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words.
confront (v) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with.
contemporary (adj) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n) a person of the same time.
depict (v) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture.
groundless (adj) without any good reason or cause, unjustified.
hypocrite (n) a person who pretends to be what he or she is really is; a two-faced person.
mimic (n) a person who does imitations; (v) to imitate; to make fun of.
serene (adj) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand
sheepish (adj) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid.
arid (adj) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull.
billow (n) a large wave; (v) to rise or swell like a wave.
constrain (v) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back.
disinterested (adj) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent.
encompass (v) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class.
incomprehensible (adj) impossible to understand.
manipulate (v) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control.
maximum (n) the greatest possible amount or degree; (adj) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree.
ruffle (v) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (n) material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat.
stamina (n) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power.
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