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Vocab

QuestionAnswer
abase to lower in esteem, degrade; to humble
actuate to move to action; to impel
avert to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid
boorish rude, unrefined; clumsy
brunt the main impact, force, or burden
combatant a fighter; engaged in fighting
dormant inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping
dubious causing uncertainty or suspicion; in a doubtful or uncertain state of mind, hesitant
harangue to deliver a loud, ranting speech; a loud speech
harry to make a destructive raid on; to torment, harass
impenitent not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses
knave a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow
legion a large military force; any large group or number; many, numerous
liberality generosity, generous act; breadth of mind or outlook
plaintiff one who begins a lawsuit
probe to examine, investigate thoroughly; an investigation; a device used to explore or examine
protract to draw out or lengthen in space or time
quarry to cut or take from (or as if from) a quarry; a place from which stone is taken; something that is hunted or pursued
spurn to refuse with scorn, disdain
subterfuge an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something
Created by: CompEnglish9B