Sadlier-Oxford Level G Unit 12

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aesthetic

pertaining to beauty

defunct

no longer in existence or functioning, dead

discomfit

to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass

espouse

to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry

fetish

an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence

gregarious

living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others

hapless

marked by a persistent absence of good luck, unlucky, ill-starred

impeccable

faultless, beyond criticism or blame, flawless, immaculate

importune

to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently

interpolate

to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction

irreparable

incapable of being repaired or rectified, irremediable

laconic

concise, using few words, terse, succinct, pithy, compact

languish

to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect

mendacious

given to lying or deception; untrue, untruthful, false

nadir

the lowest point, rock bottom

omnipresent

present in all places at all times, ubiquitious

perfunctory

done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm

plaintive

expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy, lugubrious

requite

to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate

tantamount

equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect

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