2alliance (al li ance)Definition – (n) a joining together for some common purposeOn the reality show “Survivor,” some of the people form an alliance in hopes of winning the million dollars.
3bewilder (be wil der) Definition – (v) to puzzle completely, confuse Does Goofy appear to look bewildered?
4buffoon (buf foon) Definition - (n) a clown Do not become the class buffoon.
5controversial (con tro ver sial) Definition – (adj) arousing argument, or disagreementReligion and politics are controversial topics.
6dishearten (dis heart en) Defiinition - (v) to discourageDo not let your team’s losses dishearten you.
7fruitless (fruit less) Definition – (adj) not producing the desired results, unsuccessfulHis effort proved fruitless in his search for his lost dog.
8hostile (hos tile) Definition – (adj) unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike The prosecutor at the trial called a hostile witness to the stand.
9inflammable (in flam ma ble) Definition – (adj) easily set on fire; easily angeredFlammable and inflammable mean the same thing.
10inflict (in flict)Definition – (v) to give or cause something unpleasantA snake bite will inflict pain.
11malignant (ma lig nant) Definition – (adj) deadly, extremely harmful, evilIs this mole on your skin malignant?
12mortify (mor ti fy)Definition – (v) to hurt someone’s feelings deeply; to cause embarrassmentThis outfit might mortify you if you had to wear it.
13orthodox (or tho dox)Definition – (adj) in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing thingsThis novel is about a family who raised their girls in orthodox ways.
14procure (pro cure)Definition – (v) to obtain through special effort; to bring aboutThe cowboys wanted to procure more land for their cattle.
15scurry (scur ry) Definition – (v) to run quickly, scamper, hurry This mouse knows how to scurry when he needs to get away quickly.
16sodden (sod den)Definition – (adj) soaked with liquid or moisture, expressionless, dullThe bread was sodden with gravy.
17spirited (spir it ed)Definition – (adj) full of life and vigor, courageousThe spirited horse led the parade.
18virtual (vir tu al)Definition – (adj) having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thingThe children were in awe as they stared at the virtual fish tank.
19voidDefinition – (adj) completely empty; (n) empty or unfilled space (v) to cancel or nullifyWhy would you void a check?
20wayward (way ward)Definition – (adj) disobedient, willful; unpredictable. Wayward boys were sent to the camp when they broke the law.
21winceDefinition – (v) to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; (n) the act of drawing back in this wayI could see her wince in pain when the needle pricked her skin.