Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level G - Unit 12

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Unit 12 Vocabulary.

aesthetic

pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty
(syn): artistic

defunct

no longer in existence or functioning, dead
(syn): extinct, nonexistent

discomfit

to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
(syn): nonplus, disconcert, foil

espouse

to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
(syn): embrace, wed

fetish

an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
(syn): charm, talisman, obsession

gregarious

living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
(syn): outgoing, extroverted

hapless

marked by a persistent absence of good luck
(syn): unlucky, ill-stirred, unfortunate

impeccable

faultless, beyond criticism or blame
(syn): flawless, spotless, immaculate

importune

to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently
(syn): implore, entreat, dun, tax

interpolate

to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction
(syn): inject, interpose, introduce

irreparable

incapable of being repaired or rectified
(syn): irremediable

laconic

concise, using few words
(syn): terse, succinct, pithy, compact

languish

to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
(syn): flag, wilt, fade, pine

mendacious

given to lying or deception; untrue
(syn): untruthful, false

nadir

the lowest point
(syn): rock bottom

omnipresent

present in all places at all times
(syn): ubiquitous, ever-present

perfunctory

done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
(syn): slapdash, cursory, shallow

plaintive

expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
(syn): sad, doleful, lugubrious

requite

to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
(syn): reinburse, recompense, avenge

tantamount

equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect
(syn): indistinguishable from

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