Vocabulary Unit 7

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austere

(adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

beneficent

(adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

cadaverous

(adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

concoct

(v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

crass

(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid

debase

(v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

desecrate

(v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

disconcert

(v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of

grandiose

(adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

inconsequential

(adj.) trifling, unimportant

infraction

(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation

mitigate

(v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

pillage

(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty

prate

(v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

punctilious

(adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

redoubtable

(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

reprove

(v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke

restitution

(n.) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage

stalwart

(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

vulnerable

(adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

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