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Vocab. Lev.B

Unit 9

WordDefinition
accelerate to speed up
bystander one who looks on or observes
canvass to go through an area in order to produce votes, sales or options
casual happening by chance or on an irregular basis
downtrodden treated unfairly and cruelly, oppressed
entice to attract, tempt
erode to wear away gradually, or eat away
flounder to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way
graphic lifelike, vivid, relating to the pictorial arts
gruesome horrible, revolting, ghastly
melancholy sad, gloomy, unhappy, sadness, gloominess
ordeal a difficult, painful experience, a trial
parch to make dry and thirsty, to shrivel with heat
persist to continue steadily with a course of action
puny of less than normal strength or size
quibble to evade or belittle a point by twisting words or raising minor objections
ratify to give formal approval, to confirm
regal royal, kinglike, fit for a king
stifle to smother, prevent from breathing, to hold back or choke off
vital having life, living, necessary to life, essential, key, crucial
Created by: Academic Center