Vocab Week 8 Vocab Week 8 Definition

Term Definition
Alliance (n.) a joining together for some common purpose
Bewilder (v.) to puzzle completely, confuse
Buffon (n.) a clown; a course, stupid person
Controversial (adj.) arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement
Dishearten (v.) to discourage
Fruitless (adj.) not producing the desired results, unsuccessful
Hostile (adj.) unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive
Inflammable (adj.) easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused
Inflict (v.) to give or cause something unpleasant, impose
Malignant (adj.) deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
Mortify (v.) to hurt someone's feeling deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering
Orthodox (adj.) in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
Procure (v.) to obtain through special effort; to bring about
Scurry (v.) to run quickly, scamper, hurry
Sodden (adj.) soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless
Spirited (adj.) full of life and vigor; courageous
Virtual (adj.) having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be the real thing
Void (adj.) completely empty; having no legal force or effect; (n.) empty or unfilled (v.) to cancel or nullify
Wayward (adj.) disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious
Wince (v.) to draw buck suddenly, as though in fear or pain; (n.) the act of drawing back

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