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Vocab Book B Unit 4

fruitless (adj.) not producing the desired results, unsuccessful
void (adj.) completely empty; having no legal force of effect (n.) empty or unfilled space (v.) to cancel or nullify
alliance (n.) a joining together for some common purpose
wayward (adj.) disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious
sodden (adj.) soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless
buffoon (n.) a clown; a coarse, stupid person
spirited (adj.) full of life and vigor; courageous
bewilder (v.)to puzzle completely, confuse
controversial (adj.) arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement
inflammable (adj.) easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused
wince (v.) to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear (n.) the act of drawing back in this way
scurry (v.) to run quickly, scamper, hurry
inflict (v.)to give or cause something unpleasant, impose
dishearten (v.) to discourage
hostile (adj.)unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggresive
malignant (adj.) deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
orthodox (adj.) in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
mortify (v.) to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarrasment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering
virtual (adj.) having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing
procure (v.) to obtain through special effort; to bring about
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