Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Level H Unit 7

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abeyance

a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside

ambivalent

having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or something

beleaguer

to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass

carte blanche

full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion

cataclysm

a sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge

debauch

(v.) to corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation; (n) an act or occasion of dissipation or vice

eclat

dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance

fastidious

overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted

gambol

to jump or skip about playfully

imbue

to soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind

inchoate

just beginning; not fully shaped or formed

lampoon

(n.) a malicious satire; (v.) to satirize, ridicule

malleable

capable of being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered, adapted, or influenced

nemesis

an agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival

opt

to make a choice or decision

philistine

lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements

picaresque

involving or characteristic of clever rogues or adventurers

queasy

nauseated or uneasy; causing nausea or uneasiness; troubled

refractory

stubborn; hard or difficult to manage; not responsive to treatment or cure

savoir-faire

the ability to say and do the right thing in any situation; social competence

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