Unit 11 Book C

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Appease

(v.) to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to

Belated

(adj.) late, tardy

Calamitous

(adj.) causing great misfortune

Cite

(v.) to quote; to mention; to summon to appear in court; to commend, recommend

Conventional

(adj.) in line with accepted ideas or standards; trite

Decoy

(v.) to lure into a trap; (n.) a person or thing used to lure into a trap

Delve

(v.) to dig; to search deeply and thoroughly into

Ensue

(v.) to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result

Gallantry

(n.) heroic courage; respect and courtesy; an act or statement marked by a high level of courtesy

Impart

(v.) to make known, tell; to give, pass something on

Judicious

(adj.) using or showing good judgment, wise, sensible

Mediate

(v.) to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between; (adj.) occupying a middle position; indirect, acting through an intermediary

Milieu

(n.) the setting, surroundings, environment

Outlandish

(adj.) strange, freakish, weird, foreign-looking; out-of-the-way, geographically remote; exceeding reasonable limits

Overbearing

(adj.) domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant

Pert

(adj.) high-spirited; lively; bold, saucy; jaunty

Quirk

(n.) a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn

Regale

(v) to feast, entertain agreeably

Shiftless

(adj.) lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient

Taint

(n.) a stain or spot; a mark of corruption or dishonor; (v.) to stain or contaminate

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