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Vocab Unit 15 D D

Jenkins Vocabulary Unit 15 Definitions 9th grade level D

Abase v. to lower in esteem, degrade; to humble
Actuate v. to move to action; to impel
Avert v. to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid
Boorish adj. rude, unrefined, clumsy
Brunt n. the main impact, force or burden
Combatant n. a fighter; adj. engaging in fighting
Dormant adj. inactive; in state of suspension; sleeping
Dubious adj. causing uncertainty or suspicion, in a doubtful or uncertain state of mind, hesitant
Harangue v. to deliver a loud, ranting speech; n. a loud speech
Harry v. to make a destructive raid on; to torment, harass
Impenitent adj. not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses
Knave n. a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow
Legion n. a large military force, any large group or number; adj. many, numerous
Liberality n. generosity, generous act; breadth of mind or outlook
Plaintiff n. one who begins a lawsuit
Probe v. to examine, investigate thoroughly; no an investigation; a device used to explore or examine
Protract v. to draw out or lengthen in space or time
Quarry v. to cut or take from (or as if from) a quarry; n. a place from which stone is taken; something that is hunted or pursued
Spurn v. to refuse with scorn, disdain
Subterfuge n. an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something
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