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atone
Def.- to make up for
Toby had to atone for the inappropriate action he took.
bondage
def.-slavery; any state of being bound or held down.
credible
def.-believable
Because the man had a credible explanation, he was set free.
defray
def.- to pay for
The teams sponsors helped to defray for the equipment.
diligent
def. hardworking, industrious, not lazy
The diligent worker got extra pay
doleful
def.- sad; dreary
You could tell by the doleful looks on the player's faces they had lost the game
ghastly
def. frightful, horrible, deathly pale
The ghastly sight awaited us at the scene of the crime
hamper
def. - to hold back
The consruction greatly hampered the travelers in their attempt at sight seeing
hew
def.- to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to.
The men began anything to hew new tools out of the tree limbs.
impoverished
def. poor in a state of poverty
After the war both nations poor and impoverished
incessant
def.- never stopping
the boys incessant tapping was driving the other students insane
intricate
def.- complicated
The intricate math equation confused everyone
lucid
def- easy to understand; clear
Once the witnesses were lucid, the police began their questioning
posthumous
def.- occuring after death
The book was finally pubished, but it was posthumous because the author was dead
prim
def.- overly neat; precise
The boys room was shockingly prim and tidy.
sardonic
def.-grimly moking
The old man always wrote sardonic articles about the election canidates
superfluous
def.- exceeding what is sufficent
The girls room was superfluous and filled with unnessary objects
supplant
def.- to take the place of
Cell phones rapily began to supplant pay phones.
taunt
def.-to jeer at OR mocking remark
The teams began to taunt one another during the intense game
tenacious
def.- holding together, persistent
The old man was tenacious in his efforts to capture the fish