Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Unit 6

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avarice

N, an excessive desire to acquire and possess wealth

avid

ADJ, extremely eager, anxious, or enthusiastic

badger

V, to tease; to annoy with a constant string of petty torments

baffle

V, to puzzle completely

banal

ADJ, made stale by constant use or repitition

Belligerent

ADJ or N, warring, actually engaged in war; warlike or hostile

Benign

ADJ, gentle and kindly

Bicker

V, to engage in petty quarreling

Bizarre

ADJ, weird or fantastic

Bland

ADJ, mild or gentle

War of Nerves

war using propaganda, ads and words

Amphibious Operation

a military operation by both land and sea forces

Blitzkrieg

swift military attacks, usually by air

Pacification

to cruch all opposition

Pacifist

one opposed to war

worked like a trojan

worked til you collapsed

a sumptuous repast

a good meal

slept like a dog

slept heavily

prostrate with grief

overcome with sadness, sulk

lost his shirt at the track

gamble away his life

paint the town red

have the night of your life

a red herring

something that diverts attention from the main issue; a false clue, liar

a round robin

a tournament in which every contestant plays every other contestant

a stool pigeon

a person employed or acting as a decoy

a loan shark

usurar

an eager beaver

a person who always want to work or do something extra

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