Sadlier-Oxford Vocab F Unit 13

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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level F Unit 13

abet

(v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)

aver

(v.) to affirm, declare confidently

blatant

(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense

broach

(v.) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to pierce; (n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks

buttress

(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure

carousal

(n.) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)

collate

(v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some scientific purpose

connoisseur

(n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts

disconsolate

(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation

encumber

(v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder

foment

(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm

grisly

(adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly

herculean

(adj.) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercare h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusal strength

impassive

(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless

inauspicious

(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future

incontrovertible

(adj.) unquestionable, beyond despute

nonplussed

(adj., part.) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss

opportune

(adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occuring at an appropriate time

prolific

(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse

rejoinder

(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendent in a legal suit

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