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English-Unit 4

English-Unit 4 (Parts of Speech and Definition)

acquit (v.) to declare not guilty, free from blame, discharge completely; to conduct or behave oneself
deem (v.) to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion
devastate (v.) to destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins
discredit v.) to throw doubt upon, cause to be distrusted; damage in reputation; (n.) a loss or lack of belief, confidence, or reputation
elusive (adj.) difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand
generate (v.) to bring into existence; to be the cause of
idolize (v.) to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much
ingratitude (n.) a lack of thankfulness
keepsake (n.) something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir
mortal (n.) a being that must eventually die; (adj.) of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable
ovation (n.) an enthusiastic public welcome, an outburst of applaud
petty (adj.) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor
plight (n.) a sorry condition or state; (v.) to pledge, promise solemnly
repent (v.) to feel sorry for what one has done or has failed to do
reverie (n.) a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought
revocation (n.) an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancelation
scan (v.) to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rhythm of a poem (n.) an examination
strand (n.) a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc; (v.) to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position
strife (n.) bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle
topple (v.) to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of
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