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Vocabulary 2000

abase(v.) to lower in esteem, degreed; to humble
actuate(v.) to move to action; to impel
avert(v.) to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid
boorish(adj.) rude, unrefined; clumsy
brunt(n.) the main impact, force, or burden
combatant(n.) a fighter; (adj.) engaged in fightin
dormant(adj.) inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping
dubious(adj.) causing uncertainty or suspicion; in a doubtful or uncertain state of mind, hesitant
harangue(v.) to deliver a loud, ranting speech; (n.) a loud speech
harry(v.) to make a destructive raid on; to torment, harass
impenitent(adj.) not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses
knave(n.) a tricky, deceitful, or unprincipled fellow
legion(n.) a large military force; any large group or number; (adj.) many, numerous
liberality(n.) generosity, generous act; breadth of mind or outlook
plaintiff(n.) one who begins a lawsuit
probe(v.) to examine, investigate thoroughly; (n.) an investigation; a device used to explore or examine
protract(v.) to draw out in time or space
quarry(n.) a place from which staone is taken; something that is hunted or pursued; (v.) to cut or take from
spurn(v.) to refuse with scorn; disdain
subterfuge(n.) an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something

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