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Vocabulary Unit 3. a·bridge Verb 1 . shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense. “The cassettes have been abridged from the original stories.". Noun 1 . someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.

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a·bridge

  • Verb
  • 1. shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense.
  • “The cassettes have been abridged from the original stories."
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Noun

  • 1. someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.
  • “He was a strong adherent of Catholicism.”
  • adjective: adherent
  • 1. sticking fast to an object or surface.
  • “The eggs have thick sticky shells to which debris is often adherent"
altercation
altercation
  • Noun
  • a noisy argument or disagreement, esp. in public.
  • "I had an altercation with the conductor."
cherubic
Cherubic
  • Adjective
  • having the childlike innocence or plump prettiness of a cherub.
  • ”She had a round, cherubic face."
condone
Condone
  • Verb
  • 1. accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue.
  • “The college cannot condone any behavior that involves illicit drugs."
dissent
dissent
  • Verb
  • 1. hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
  • “Two members dissented from the majority.”
  • noun: dissent
  • 1. the expression or holding of opinions at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially held.
  • “There was no dissent from this view."
eminent
Eminent
  • Adj.
  • 1  standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted :conspicuous
  • 2  jutting out :projecting
  • 3 exhibiting eminence especially in standing above others in some quality or position :prominent
  • “Many eminent surgeons are on the hospital's staff.”
exorcise
exorcise
  • Verb
  • 1. drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place.
  • “It was an attempt to exorcise an unquiet spirit."
fabricate
fabricate
  • Verb
  • 1. invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent.
  • “The officers fabricated evidence."
irate
irate
  • adjective: irate
  • 1. feeling or characterized by great anger.
  • ”She was furious and she wrote a barrage of irate letters."
marauder
marauder
  • Noun
  • A person who pillages and steals; a raider.
  • “A band of English marauders were surprised and overcome."
obesity
obesity
  • noun: obesity
  • 1. the condition of being grossly fat or overweight.
  • “Because of videogames, there is a problem of obesity among children."
pauper
pauper
  • Noun
  • 1. a very poor person.
  • “The paupers begged for food and drink.”
pilfer
pilfer
  • verb:
  • 1. steal (typically things of relatively little value).
  • He pilfered the last of the cookies.
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rift
  • Noun
  • a crack, split, or break in something.
  • “The wind had torn open a rift in the clouds."
semblance
semblance
  • Noun
  • the outward appearance or apparent form of something, esp. when the reality is different.
  • “She tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order."
surmount
surmount
  • Verb
  • 1. overcome (a difficulty or obstacle).
  • “Their cultural differences were surmounted at the moment of triumph.”
  • “His reputation surmounts language barriers."
  • 2. stand or be placed on top of.
  • “The tomb was surmounted by a sculptured angel."
terminate
terminate
  • Verb
  • 1. bring to an end.
  • “He was advised to terminate the contract."
trite
trite
  • Adjective
  • (a remark, opinion, or idea) overused and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.
  • “This point may now seem obvious and trite."
usurp
usurp
  • verb
  • 1. take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
  • "Richard usurped the throne."