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Vocab Unit IV

Vocab Unit 4

bewilder to puzzle completely, confuse baffle, perplex set straight, enlighten
buffoon a clown; a coarse, stupid person jester, fool
controversial arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement arguable, debatable
dishearten to discourage dismay, demoralize, dispirit encourage, hearten
fruitless not producing the desired results, unsuccessful useless, vain, unproductive, futile productive, effective
hostile unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive friendly, cordial, peaceful
inflammable easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused combustible, flammable, excitable fireproof, fire-resistant, calm
inflict to give or cause something unpleasant, impose deal out, visit upon suffer, undergo, sustain
malignant deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious lethal, wicked wholesome, beneficial, benign
mortify to hurt someone's feeling deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering humiliate, embarrass, abash
orthodox in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things traditional, standard, customary unusual, unconventional, heretical
procure to obtain through special effort; to bring about gain, acquire, achieve
scurry to run quickly, scamper, hurry rush, dash, scramble trudge, plod, creep, crawl
sodden soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless drenched, waterlogged, saturated parched, arid
spirited full of life and vigor; courageous lively, animated, gallant lifeless, dull, lackluster
virtual having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing functioning as, equivalent to
void completely empty; having no legal force or effect; empty or unfilled space; to cancel or nullify invalid, vacant, bare in effect, teeming with; confirm
wayward disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious perverse docile, well-behaved, predictable
wince to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; the act of drawing back in this way flinch, shudder, recoil
alliance a joining together for some common purpose pact, league, coalition rift, split
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