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English- Unit 5

English-Unit 5 (Parts of Speech and Definition)

acute (adj.) with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time
bluster (v.) to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stromy gusts; (n.) speech that is loud and threatening
bungle (v.) to act or work clumsily and awkardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
commentary (n.) a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
duration (n.) the length of time that something continues or lasts
eerie (adj.) causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
facet (n.) one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem
fidelity (n.) the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness
fray (n.) a brawl, a noisy quarrel; (v.) to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain; irritate
headstrong (adj.) willful, stubborn
inhabitant (n.) one living permanently in a given place
numb (adj.) having lost the power of feeling or movement; (v.) to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling
pacify (v.) to make peaceful or calm; to soothe
ravenous (adj.) greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
refute (v.) to prove incorrect
remorse (n.) deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience
setback (n.) something that interfered with progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a steplike recession in a wall
smug (adj.) overly self-satisfied, self-fighteous
synopsis (n.) a brief statement giving a general view of some subject
tarry (v.) to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while
Created by: adavis12