6th Vocab Unit 2

Term Definition
adverse (adj.) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile
arid (adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull
assailant (n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)
billow (n.) a large wave(v.) to rise or swell like a wave
confront (v.) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with
constrain (v.) to force, compel, to restrain, hold back
contemporary (adj.) belonging to the same period or time as oneself(n.) a person of the same time
depict (v.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture
disinterested (adj.) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent
encompass (v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class
groundless (adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified
hypocrite (n.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person
incomprehensible (adj.) impossible to understand
manipulate (v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
maximum (n.) the greatest possible amount or degree(adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree
mimic (n.) a person who does imitations(v.) to imitate; make fun of
ruffle (v.) to wrinkle, make uneven, to annoy, upset; to flip through(n.) material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat
serene (adj.) peaceful, calm, free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm, majestic, grand
sheepish (adj.) embarrassed, resembling a sheep in meekness, timid
stamina (n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power

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