Vocab for chapter 8

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Vocab for chapter 8
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Englis vocab chapter 8
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  1. (v.) to join at one end or be next to; to support, prop up
    abut
  2. (n.) clothes, apparel, garb
    (v.) to dress, adorn, or bedeck
    attire
  3. (v.) to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit

    (n.) use, benefit, or value
    avail
  4. (n.) a very close friend, pal, chum, buddy
    crony
  5. (adj.) puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
    cryptic
  6. (adj.) going in different directions; different from each other; departing from convention, deviant
    divergent
  7. (n.) hatred, ill-will
    enmity
  8. (adj.) very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot
    fervent
  9. (adj) thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren
    gaunt
  10. (v.) to pass through, or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily
    infiltrate
  11. (v) to make of not value or consequence, cancel, wipe out
    nullify
  12. (adj) capable of being grasped by the senses of mind
    perceptible
  13. (v) to plunge straight down
    (n) a weight fastened to a line
    plummet
  14. (v) to declare publicly or officially
    proclaim
  15. (n) an agent, substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place
    proxy
  16. (v) to cause anger, irritation or bitterness (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time)
    rankle
  17. (n) a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
    scavenger
  18. (v) to limit, be sparing or frugal
    (n) a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period fo activity
    sting
  19. (adj) self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain
    stoical
  20. (v) tireless, continuing with vigor
    unflagging

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