504 words (lessons 11-21)

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verify

prove to be true; confirm

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anticipate

look forward to

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3

dilemma

situation requiring a choice between 2 evils; a difficult choice

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4

detour

a roundabout way

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merit

goodness; worth; value;

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transmit

send over; pass on; pass along; let through

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7

relieve

make less; make easier; reduce the pain of; replace; release; free

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8

baffle

be too hard to understand or solve

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9

emerge

come out; come up; come into view

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10

jagged

with sharp point sticking out; unevenly cut or torn

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11

linger

stay on; go slowly as if unwilling to leave

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12

ambush

a trap in which soldiers or other enemies hide to make a surprise attack

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crafty

skillful in deceiving other; sly; tricky

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defiant

openly resisting; challenging

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vigor

active strength or force

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perish

be destroyed; die

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fragile

easily broken, damaged or destroyed; delicate

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captive

prisoner

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prosper

be successful; have good fortune

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devour

eat hungrily; absorb completely; take in greedily

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21

harvest

gathering in gain or other food crops

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abundant

more than enough; very plentiful

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23

uneasy

restless; disturbed; anxious

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24

calculate

find out by adding, substracting, multiplying or dividing, figure

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25

absorb

take in or suck up; interest greatly

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estimate

form a judgement or opinion about; guess

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morsel

a small bite; mouthful; tiny amount

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28

quota

share of a total due from or to a particular state, district, person etc.

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29

threat

sign or cause of possible harm or evil

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ban

prohibit; forbid

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panic

unreasoning fear; fear spreading through a group of people so that they lose control of themselves

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32

appropriate

fit; set apart for some special use

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tragedy

a very sad or terrible happening; a sad play

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34

pedestrian

person who goes on foot; walker

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35

glance

to look at quickly; a quick look

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36

budget

estimate of the amount of money that can be spent for different purposes in a great time

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nimble

active and sure footed; quick moving; light and quick

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manipulate

handle or treat skillfully

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39

reckless

careless; headless; wild

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horrid

terrible; frightful

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rave

talk wildly

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economical

not wasting any money or time

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lubricate

make (machines) smooth and easy to work by putting on oil, grease or a similar substance

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ingenious

having great mental ability; clever

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appeal

attraction; interest; to urge

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addict

one who cannot break away from a habit or practice

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wary

on one’s guard against danger or trickery; cautious

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aware

knowing; realizing

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misfortune

bad luck

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avoid

keep away from; keep out of the way of

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wretched

very unsatisfactory; miserable

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keg

small barrel; usually holding less than 10 gallons

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nourish

make or keep alive and well, with food; feed; develop an attitude

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harsh

rough to the touch , taste, eye or ear; sharp

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quantity

amount

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opt

prefer; choose or favour; select

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slender

limited; long and thin; slight

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surpass

do better than; be greater than; excel

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vast

very great; enormous

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doubt

not believe; not be sure of; feel uncertain about; lack of certainty

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capacity

amount of room or space inside; largest amount that can be held by a container

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penetrate

get into or through

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pierce

go into; go through; penetrate

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accurate

exactly right as the result of case or pains

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microscope

instrument with a lens for making objects larger so that one can see things more clearly

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grateful

feeling gratitude; thankful

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cautious

very careful; never taking chances

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confident

firmly believing; certain; sure

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expand

increase in size; enlarge; swell

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alter

make different; change; vary

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mature

ripe; fully grown or developed

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sacred

worthy of respect; holy

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revise

change; alter; bring up to date

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pledge

promise

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casual

happening by chance; not planned or expected; not calling attention to itself

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pursue

follow; proceed along

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unanimous

in complete agreement

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fortunate

having good luck; lucky

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pioneer

one who goes first or prepares a way for others

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innovative

creative; fresh; clever; having new ideas

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unruly

hard to rule or control; lawless

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rival

person who wants and tries to get the same thing as another; one who tries to equal or do better than other

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violent

acting or done with strong, rough force

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brutal

coarse and savage; like a brute; cruel

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opponent

person who is on the other side of a fight, game or discussion; person fighting, struggling or speaking against another

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brawl

a noisy quarrel or fight

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duplicate

an exact copy; make an exact copy of; repeat exactly

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vicious

evil; wicked; savage

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whirling

turning or swinging round and round; spinning

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underdog

person having the worst of any struggle; one who is expected to lose

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thrust

push with force

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bewildered

confused completely; puzzled

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journalist

one who writes for, edits, manages or produces a newspaper or magazine

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famine

starvation; great shortage

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revive

bring back or come back to life or consciousness

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commence

begin; start

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observant

quick to notice; watchful

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identify

recognise as being or show to be a certain person or thing; prove to be the same

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migrate

move from one place to another

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vessel

a ship; a hollow container; tube containing blood fluid

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