Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level E Unit 12

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abjure

to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun

acrid

harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper

august

majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

callous

emotionally hardened, unfeelings

clandestine

secret, concealed; underhanded

compunction

remorse, regret

conflagration

a large destructive fire

elated

in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased

indelible

not able to be erased or removed; memorable

indulgent

yielding to the wishes or demands of others

inveterate

firmly established, long-standing; habitual

irrelevant

not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

nocturnal

of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness

platitude

a commonplace, stale, or trite remark

quell

to subdue, put down forcibly

quiescent

inactive; at rest

ruminate

to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud

tacit

unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

tangible

capable of being touched; real, concrete

trenchant

incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut

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