Vocab #16 (The Last One)

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Vocab #16 (The Last One)
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  1. Noun: a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength
    Attrition: (Noun)
  2. Fill in the Blank!
    Our club has had a high rate of ___ because so many members have moved away.
    Attrition
  3. Noun: a wearing down or weakening of resistance, especially as a result of continuous pressure or harassment
    Attrition: (Noun)
  4. Fill in the Blank!
    The enemy surrounded the town and conducted a war of ___.
    Attrition
  5. Noun: a gradual reduction in work force without firing of personnel, as when worker resign or retire and are not replaced
    Attrition: (Noun)
  6. Noun: the act of rubbing against something; friction
    Attrition: (Noun)
  7. A wearing down or away by friction; abrasion
    Attrition: (Noun)
  8. Adj: full of menacing or malign influences; pernicious
    Baleful: (Adj.)
  9. Adj: wretched; miserable
    Baleful: (Adj)
  10. Adj: pertaining to, involving, or affecting two or both sides, factions, parties, or the like
    Bilateral: (Adj., Noun)
  11. Fill in the Blank!
    A ___ agreement; ____ sponsorship.
    Bilateral
  12. Adj: located on opposite sides of an axis; two-sided, especially when of equal size, value, etc.
    Bilateral: (Adj., Noun)
  13. Adj: through both parents equally
    Bilateral: (Adj., Noun)
  14. Noun: a ___ agreement, especially regarding international trade
    Bilateral: (Adj., Noun)
  15. Noun: a group of attendants or associates, as of a person of rank or importance
    Entourage: (Noun)
  16. Fill in the Blank!
    The opera singer traveled with an ___ of 20 people.
    Entourage
  17. Noun: surroundings; environment
    Entourage: (Noun)
  18. Fill in the Blank!
    A house with a charming ___ of trees and flowers.
    Entourage
  19. Noun: an instrument for threshing grain, consisting of a staff or handle to one of which is attached a freely swinging stick or bar
    Flail: (Noun and Verb)
  20. Noun: a similar instrument used as a weapon of war
    Flail: (Noun and Verb)
  21. Verb: to beat or swing with or as if with a flail
    Flail: (Noun and Verb)
  22. Adj: having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn
    Haggard: (Adj. and Noun)
  23. Fill in the Blank!
    The ___ faces of the tired troops.
    Haggard
  24. Adj: wild; wild-looking
    Haggard: (Adj., Noun)
  25. Fill in the Blank!
    ___ eyes.
    Haggard
  26. Adj: (especially of a hawk caught after it has attained adult plumage) untamed
    Haggard: (Adj., Noun)
  27. Noun: a wild of untamed hawk caught after it has assumed adult plumage
    Haggard: (Adj., Noun)
  28. Noun: exemption from punishment
    Impunity: (Noun)
  29. Noun: immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action
    Impunity: (Noun)
  30. Adj: sleepy; drowsy
    Somnolent: (Adj.)
  31. Adj: tending to cause sleep
    Somnolent: (Adj.)
  32. Adj: of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity
    Stoic: (Adj., Noun)
  33. Noun: a member or adherent of the ___ school of philosophy
    Stoic: (Adj., Noun)
  34. Verb: to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle
    Vanquish: (Verb)
  35. Verb: to defeat in any contest or conflict; be victorious over
    Vanquish: (Verb)
  36. Fill in the Blank!
    To ___ one's opponent in an argument.
    Vanquish
  37. Verb: to overcome or overpower
    Vanquish: (Verb)
  38. Fill in the Blank!
    He ____ all his fears.
    Vanquished
  39. Verb: to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against)
    Abut: (Verb)
  40. Fill in the Blank!
    This piece of land ___ on a street.
    Abuts
  41. Verb: to be adjacent to; border on; end at
    Abut: (Verb)
  42. Verb: to support by an abutment: (the place where projecting parts meet; junction)
    Abut: (Verb)
  43. Adj: capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage
    Arable: (Adj., Noun)
  44. Fill in the Blank!
    ___ land; ___ soil.
    Arable
  45. Noun: land that can be or is cultivated
    Arable: (Adj., Noun)
  46. Adverb: to one side; out of line; in a crooked position; awry
    Askew: (Adverb, Adj.)
  47. Fill in the Blank!
    To wear one's hat ___; to hang a picture ___.
    Askew
  48. Adverb: with disapproval, scorn, contempt, etc.; disdainfully
    Askew: (Adverb, Adj.)
  49. Fill in the Blank!
    They looked ___ at the painting.
    Askew
  50. Adj: crooked; awry
    Askew: (Adverb, Adj.)
  51. Fill in the Blank!
    Your clothes are all ___.
    Askew
  52. Verb: to encircle or bind with a belt or band
    Gird: (Verb)
  53. Verb: to surround; enclose; hem in
    Gird: (Verb)
  54. Verb: to prepare (oneself) for action
    Gird: (Verb)
  55. Fill in the Blank!
    He ___ himself for the trial ahead.
    Girded
  56. Verb: to provide, equip, or invest, as with power or strength
    Gird: (Verb)
  57. Noun: any process or change taking place through a series of stages, by degrees, or in a gradual manner
    Gradation: (Noun)
  58. Noun: a stage, degree, or grade in such a series
    Gradation: (Noun)
  59. Noun: the passing of one tint or shade of color to another, or one surface to another, by very small degrees, as in painting or sculpture
    Gradation: (Noun)
  60. Noun: the act of grading: (a degree or step in a scale, as of rank, advancement, quality, value, or intensity)
    Gradation: (Noun)
  61. Noun: ablaut: (regular alternation in the internal phonological structure of a word element, especially alternation of a vowel, that is coordinated, as in English sing, sang, sung, song; apophony)
    Gradation: (Noun)
  62. Verb: to cut into; cut marks, figures, etc., upon
    Incise: (Verb)
  63. Verb: to make (marks, figures, etc.) by cutting; engrave; carve
    Incise: (Verb)
  64. Adj: originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to)
    Indigenous: (Adj.)
  65. Fill in the Blank!
    The plants ___ to Canada; the ___ people of southern Africa.
    Indigenous
  66. Adj: innate; inherent; natural (usually followed by to)
    Indigenous: (Adj.)
  67. Fill in the Blank!
    Feelings ____ to human beings.
    Indigenous
  68. Verb: to feed and protect
    Nurture: (Verb and Noun)
  69. Fill in the Blank!
    To ___ one's offspring.
    Nurture
  70. Verb: to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster
    Nurture: (Verb and Noun)
  71. Fill in the Blank!
    To ___ promising musicians.
    Nurture
  72. Verb: to bring up; train; educate
    Nurture: (Verb and Noun)
  73. Noun: rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like
    Nurture: (Verb and Noun)
  74. Noun: development
    Nurture: (Verb and Noun)
  75. Fill in the Blank!
    The ____ of young artists.
    Nurture
  76. Noun: something that nourishes; nourishment; food
    Nurture: (Verb and Noun)
  77. Noun: the east; the eastern region of the heavens or the world
    Orient: (Noun, Verb, Adj.)
  78. Verb: to adjust with relation to, or bring into due relation to surroundings, circumstances, facts, etc.
    Orient: (Noun, Verb, Adj.)
  79. Verb: to familiarize (a person) with new surroundings or circumstances, or the like
    Orient: (Noun, Verb, Adj.)
  80. Fill in the Blank!
    Lectures designed to ___ the new students.
    Orient
  81. Verb: to place in any definite position with reference to the points of the compass or other locations
    Orient: (Verb, Noun, Adj.)
  82. Fill in the Blank!
    To ___ a building north and south.
    Orient
  83. Verb: to direct or position toward a particular object
    Orient: (Noun, Verb, Adj.)
  84. Fill in the Blank!
    ____ it toward that house.
    Orient
  85. Verb: to determine the position of in relation to the points of the compass; get the bearings of
    Orient: (Verb, Noun, Adj.)
  86. Verb: to turn toward the east or in any specified direction
    Orient: (Verb, Adj., Noun)
  87. Adj: (of a gem or pearl) exceptionally fine and lustrous; oriental
    Orient: (Noun, Verb, Adj.)
  88. Noun: a furthest or culminating point; a turning point
    Solstice: (Noun)

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