Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E unit 7-9

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adbhor

(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

amend

(v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better

buffet

(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force out with blows; (n.) a slap, blow

chaos

(n.) great confusion; disorder

commodious

(adj.) roomy, spacious

corrosive

(adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic

discern

(v.) to see clearly, recognize

extant

(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost

implicate

(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to

inter

(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

martinet

(n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

obviate

(v.) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

renegade

(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox

reprehensible

(adj.) deserving blame or punishment

somber

(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit

squalid

(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased

turbulent

(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

vociferous

(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention

voluminous

(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length

waive

(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer

animosity

(n.) strong dislike; bitter hostility

aparthy

(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion or interest

apprehensive

(adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future

commend

(v.) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of

compatible

(adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system

condolence

(n.) an expression of sympathy

consecrate

(v.) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose

decrepit

(adj.) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

deride

(v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

ingenuous

(adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere

multifarious

(adj.) having great variety, numerous and diverse

obsolete

(adj.) out-of-date, no longer in use

omnivorous

(adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

parsimonious

(adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor; small

quandary

(n.) state of perplexity or doubt

recalcitrant

(adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

reprisal

(n.) an injury done in return for injury

revel

(v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration

stultify

(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

suave

(adj.) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses

allocate

(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute

ardent

(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned

assiduous

(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent

brash

(adj.) pronte to act in a hasty manner; impudent

capricious

(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies

chastise

(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely

copious

(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose

deviate

(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional

emaciated

(adj.) unnaturally thin

exult

(v.) to rejoice greatly

gnarled

(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy

indemnity

(n.) a payment for damage or loss

inkling

(n.) a hint a vague notion

limpid

(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood

omnipotent

(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority

palatable

(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensisbilities; suitable for consumption

poignant

(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell

rancor

(n.) bitter resentment or ill-will

sophomoric

(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited

spontaneous

(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance

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