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Vocabulary Unit #2. adjourn. Verb break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later. The meeting was adjourned until December 4. alien. Adj. Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign: alien residents.

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adjourn
adjourn
  • Verb
  • break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
  • The meeting was adjourned until December 4.
alien
alien
  • Adj.
  • Owing political allegiance to another country or government; foreign: alien residents.
  • 2. Belonging to, characteristic of, or constituting another and very different place, society, or person; strange
comely
comely
  • adj
  • (typically of a woman) pleasant to look at; attractive.
compensate
compensate
  • Verb
  • give (someone) something, typically money, in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury incurred; recompense.
  • make up for something
  • Payments were made to farmers to compensate them for cuts in sales.
dissolute
dissolute
  • Adj.
  • lax in morals; licentious.
  • He was a dissolute, drunken, disreputable rogue.
erratic
erratic
  • adjective
  • not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.
  • Pneumonia made Trisha’s breathing erratic.
expulsion
expulsion
  • noun
  • the action of depriving someone of membership in an organization.
  • Her expulsion from school devastated her parents.
feint
feint
  • noun
  • 1.
  • a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement, esp. in boxing or fencing.
  • The feint distracted his opponent.
  • 2 verb: feint; 
  • 1.
  • make a deceptive or distracting movement, typically during a fight.
  • He feinted to the left the hit him on the right.
fodder
fodder
  • noun
  • 1. food, esp. dried hay or feed, for cattle and other livestock.
  • a person or thing regarded only as material for a specific use.
  • Young people ending up as factory fodder.
  • verb
  • 1. give fodder to (cattle or other livestock).
fortify
fortify
  • verb
  • 1. strengthen (a place) with defensive works so as to protect it against attack.
  • The whole town was heavily fortified.
illegible
illegible
  • adjective
  • 1.
  • not clear enough to be read.
  • His handwriting is totally illegible.
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jeer
  • verb
  • 1. make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice.
  • Some of the younger men jeered at him.
  • shout rude and mocking remarks at (someone).
  • The jeers disheatened her.
  • noun
  • noun: jeer;
  • 1. a rude and mocking remark.
lucrative
lucrative
  • adjective
  • 1. producing a great deal of profit.
  • She had a lucrative career as a stand-up comedian.
mediocre
mediocre
  • adjective
  • 1. of only moderate quality; not very good.
  • David Hasselhoff is a mediocre actor.
proliferate
proliferate
  • verb
  • 1. increase rapidly in numbers; multiply.
  • Science-fiction magazines proliferated in the 1920s.
subjugate
subjugate
  • verb
  • 1. bring under domination or control, esp. by conquest.
  • The invaders had soon subjugated most of the native population.
sully
sully
  • verb
  • 1. damage the purity or integrity of; defile.
  • They were outraged that anyone should sully their good name.
tantalize
Tantalize
  • verb
  • torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable.
  • Delicious sushi tantalized the tourists.
terse
Terse
  • adjective
  • sparing in the use of words; abrupt.
  • Instead of a long speech she gave a terse statement.
unflinching
Unflinching
  • adjective
  • 1. not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger or difficulty.

He has shown unflinching determination throughout the campaign.