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Vocabulary Workshop Level D Words 1-50 Definitions

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abridgeto make shorter
adherenta follower, supporter. attached, sticking to.
altercationan angry argument
cherubicresembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a round face.
condoneto pardon or overlook
adjournto stop proceedings termporarily; to move to another place
aliena citizen of another country; foreign, strange
comelyhaving a pleasing appearance
compensateto make up for, repay for services
dissoluteloose in one's morals or behavior
erraticnot regular or consistent; undependable
expulsionthe process of driving or forcing out
feinta deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense
fodderfood for horses or cattle; raw material
fortifyto strengthen, build up
illegibledifficult or impossible to read
jeerto make fun of rudely or unkindly; a rude remark
lucrativebringing in money; profitable
mediocreaverage; ordinary; undistinguished
proliferateto reproduce, increase or spread rapidly
subjugateto conquer by force, bring under complete control
sullyto soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
tantalizeto tease; to torment by teasing
tersebrief and to the point
unflinchingfirm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back.
dissentto disagree or a disagreement
eminentfamous, outstanding, distinguished, projecting
exorciseto drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
fabricateto make, manufacture, make up, or invent
admonishto caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
breachan opening, gap, rupture, rift or to create an opening or break through
briganda bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspectcareful, cautious
commandeerto seize for military or official use
cumbersomeclumsy, hard to handle, slow-moving
deadlocka standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces
debrisscattered fragments, wreckage
diffuseto spread or scatter widely; wordy, long-winded or unfocused
dilemmaa difficult or perplexing situation or problem
effaceto wipe out, keep oneself from being noticed
muddleto make a mess of; to get by
opinionatedstubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas
perenniallasting for a long time, persistent
predisposeto incline beforehand
relinquishto let go, give up
salvageto save from fire or shipwreck; property thus saved
spasmodicsudden and violent but brief; fitfull; intermittent
spuriousnot genuine, not true, not valid
unbridleduncontrolled, lacking in restraint
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