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English Vocab Lists 5-7

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lavish
v. to give or bestow in abundance; shower
muster
noun/verb. a gathering of troops for service/to gather troops for service
stalwart
adj. firm, resolute, strong
listless
adj. without energy
lumber
v. to walk or move with heavy clumsiness
clad
adj. clothed; dressed
exorbitant
adj. excessive; extravagant. going beyond what is reasonable or fair
ornate
adj. very elaborate and complicated, embellished
aspire
v. to desire strongly; to have great ambition; to yearn or to seek after
exult
v. to show or fell a triumphant joy
squall
n. a brief, sudden, violent storm
burnish
v. to polish
salubrious
adj. healthy; wholesome; promoting health or well being
probity
n. complete honesty; integrity; uprightness in ones dealings
renowned
adj. very well known; famous
taut
adj. very tight
vivacious
adj. full of life and animation; spirited; lively
mutinous
adj. unruly, rebellious
plunder
v. to seize wrongfully or by force, pillage, sack
swagger
v. to walk in an arrogant manner; strut; boast; brag
flay
v. to strip the skin off
copious
adj. very plentiful; abundant
divulge
v. to reveal something (private)
lair
n. den or dwelling of a wild animal
lacerate
v. 1)to tear jaggedly; to mangle (something soft, like flesh) 2) to wound or hurt especially ones feelings, deeply
rail
v. to utter a bitter complant
draconian
adj. harsh; severe
uncanny
adj. seeming to have a supernatural character or origin
vaulting
adj. arching, reaching, or stretching for the heights
spellbound
v. to hold under a spell; enchant; fascinate
ramparts
n. fortification (esp. walls)
comply
to act in accordance w/another's command, rule, request, wish
inscrutable
adj. enigmatic; unfathomable; that cannot be easily understood
palpable
adj. plainly seen, heard, perceived
brandish
v. to shake in a threatening manner
insidious
adj. treacherous
demonic
adj. devil like
venture
v. to expose to danger or risk
exult
v. to rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant
gorge
v. to stuff with food; glut
proliferate
v. to grow rapidly; to produce or to create in great number; to multiply rapidly
unscathed
adj. not injured or harmed
gullet
n. throat
mortify
v. to cause to experience humiliation or shame
hallow
v. to make holy, usually a place
appease
v. to bring peace or calm, soothe
blanch
v. to turn white from fear or shock
empirical
adj. depending on experience or observation alone
staid
adj. sedate; dignified; proper
slog
verb/noun. to walk or progress with a slow, heavy pace/such a walk
lyre
n. stringed instrument of the harp family
harangue
n. a long speech characterized by strong feeling; tirade
shackle
v. to chain up
rout
v. to drive out or force out; eject
importune
v. to urge or entreat persistently or repeatedly to trouble with requests or demands
transfix
v. to make motionless w/ terror, amazement or awe
thwart
v. to oppose and defeat the effort
magnanimous
adj. noble in mind; especially in forgiving or overlooking injury and insult

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