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unit 9 vocab

apt (adj) suitable (appropriate), fitting, likely; quick to learn
awry (adj), (adv) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
bludgeon (n) a short club used as a weapon; (v) to strike with a heavy club (clobber-literal); to use force or strong arguments to gain some point (figurative)
capitulate (v) to end resistance, give up, surrender, "throw in the towel"
chafe (v) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing (literal) ; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk (irritate-figurative); to strain or press against; (n) a sore or injury caused by rubbing
defile (v) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of (pollute, contaminate); (v) to march in a single line or in columns; (n) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon
dire (adj) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster (sinister, urgent)
disarming (adj) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
disgruntled (adj) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed (displeased, grumpy)
encroach (v) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass (intrude)
endow (v) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
fend (v) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage (cope)
impunity (n) freedom from punishment, (immunity)
mien (n) air, manner; appearance; expression
penal adj) having to do with punishment
pertinent adj) related to the matter at hand, to the point (relevant)
predominant (adj) the greatest in strength or power; most common
prodigy n) something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent (genius vs freak)
recluse (n) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world (hermit, loner)
renown (n) fame, glory
Created by: M0302774