level F Units 10, 11, 12

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oxford vocabulary book level f

specious

(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real emrit

sear

(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeelign; to parch , dessicate, singe

satiate

(v.) to satisfy completely, to fell to excess; adj. full, satisfied

salient

(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; promintent,s tanidng out conspicuous; n. a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward

pernicious

(adj.) extremely harmful, deadly, fatal

perceptive

(adj.)having sympathetic insight or understanding, cappable of keen appreciation

palpable

(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard or recognized

inculate

(v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly

heresy

(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred

gauche

(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy

foist

(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass of as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion

florid

(adj.) highly colored, reddish, excessively ornate, showy

dowdy

(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby, lacking smartness and good taste

disseminate

(v.) to scatter or spread widely

discursive

(adj., v.) passing aimlessly from one place to another, rambling, roving, nomadic

denizen

(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place

corroborate

(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify

contingent

(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain evens or conditions; happenign by chance; n. a representative group forming part of a larger body

censurable

(adj.) deserving of blame or correction

abstemonious

(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline

accrue

(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result

annotation

(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work

bedlam

(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion

covert

(adj.) hidden, disguised, a purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place

debonair

(adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance

dun

(v.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy

efficacious

(adj.) effective, producing results

equanimity

(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic

fortuitous

(adj.) accidental, by chance

gist

(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence

gratuitous

(adj.) freely given, not called for by circumstances, unwarranted

imperious

(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

invective

(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative

motley

(adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester

munificent

(adj.) extremely generous, lavish

procrastinate

(v) to unnecessarily delay, postpone, put off

provocative

(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying

recondite

exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

reprobate

(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn

sedentary

characterized by or calling for continued stitting; remaining in one place

absolve

(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt

caricature

n.) a respresentation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's features are deliberately exaggerated; (v.) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way

clangor

(n.) a loud ringing sound; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise

contiguous

(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time

cupidity

(n.) an eager desire for something; greed

deleterious

(adj.) harfmul, injurious

enhance

(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of

enthrall

(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison

extenuate

(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses

implicit

(adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts of reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in

incisive

(adj.) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)

ostencious

(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy

paragon

(n.) a model of excellence or perfection

paraphrase

(v.) to restate in other words; (n.)a statement that presents a given idea in new language

politic

(adj.)prudent, shrewedly concieved and developed; artful, expedient

prosaic

(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic

redundant

(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush

scantimonious

(adj.)making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou

scintillating

(adj., part.) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)

winsome

(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)

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