Vocabulary Unit 2

Term Definition
Antics (n. pl.) ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions
Banter (v.) to exchange playful remarks, tease (n.) talk that is playful and teasing
Detriment (n.) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
Durable (adj.) sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; (n. pl.) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years
Frugal (adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
Invalidate (v.) to make valueless, take away all force or effect
Legendary (adj.) described in well-known stories; existing in old stories (legends) rather than in real life.
Maim (v.) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure mutilate
Oblique (adj.) slanting or slope; not straightforward or direct
Venerate (v.) to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect In a number of cultures, it is customary for people to
Avowed (adj., part.) declared openly and without shame, acknowledged
Bountiful (adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
Congested (adj. part.) overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess
Enterprising (adj.) energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination
Gingerly (adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution
Glut (v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing; (n.) an oversupply
Incognito (adj., adv.) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity; (n.) the state of being disguised; a person in disguise
Minimize (v.) to make as small as possible, make the least of: to make smaller than before
Veer (v.) to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift
Wanton (adj.) reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals; (n.) a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals

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