Vocab Unit 3

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  1. abridge
    • (v) to make shorter
    • Syn: shorten, condense, abbreviate
  2. adherent
    • (n) a follower, supporter; (adj) attached, sticking to
    • Syn: disciple
  3. altercation
    • (n) an angry argument
    • Syn: quarrel, dispute, squabble
  4. cherubic
    • (adj) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
    • Syn: angelic, seraphic, beatific
  5. condone
    • (v) to pardon or overlook
    • Syn: ignore, wink at, turn a blind eye to
  6. dissent
    • (v) to disagree; (n) disagreement
    • Syn: (v) differ, dispute
  7. eminent
    • (adj) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
    • Syn: illustrious, renowned
  8. exorcise
    • (v) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
    • Syn: expel, dispel
  9. fabricate
    • (v) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
    • Syn: put together, devise, cntrive, concoct
  10. irate
    • (adj) angry
    • Syn: incensed, infuriated, enraged, vivid
  11. marauder
    • (n) raider, plunderer
    • Syn: looter, pirate, freebooter
  12. obesity
    • (n) excessive fatness
    • Syn: serious overweight, extreme corpulence
  13. pauper
    • (n) an extremely poor person
    • Syn: destitute person
  14. pilfer
    • (v) to steal in small quantities
    • Syn: filch, rob, swipe, purloin
  15. rift
    • (n) a split, break, breach
    • Syn: crack, fissure, gap, cleft
  16. semblance
    • (n) likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
    • Syn: apperance, air aura, veneer, facade
  17. surmount
    • (v) to overcome, rise above
    • Syn: conquer, triumph over
  18. terminate
    • (v) to bring to an end
    • Syn: conclude, finish, discontinue
  19. trite
    • (adj) commonplace; overused, stale
    • Syn: banal, hackneyed, corny
  20. usurp
    • (v) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
    • Syn: seize illegally, commandeer, supplant

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