Unit 6 Vocabulary Level C Sadlier Oxford

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abashed

(adj.,part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed

aloof

(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually a matter of choice)

anguish

(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow

articulate

(v.) To pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully

bask

(v.) to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from

defect

(n.) An imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization

finesse

(n.) Delicate skill; tact and cleverness; (v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment, or skillful evasion

flaunt

to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way

forthright

(adj.) Frank, direct, straightforward

genial

(adj.) Cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm

instill

(v.) To add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in

ostracize

(v.) To exclude from a group, banish, send away

premonition

(n.) Forewarning or foreboding of a future event

pseudonym

(n.) A pen name, name assumed by a writer

purge

(v.) To wash away impurities, clean up; (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively

rehabilitate

(v.) To make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position

repercussion

(n.) an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation

resolute

(adj.) Bold, determined; firm

retentive

(adj.) Able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily

scapegoat

(n.) A person or thing carrying the blame for others

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