Sadlier oxford f unit 7

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austere

severe or stern in manner; w.o adornment or luxury, simple, plain; forbidding

beneficent

performing acts of kindness or charity; doing good; humanitarian

cadaverous

pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse; wasted; haggard

concoct

to prepare by combining ingredients, to devise, fabricate, invent

crass

coarse, unfeeling; stupid, crude, vulgar

debase

to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, cheapen

desecrate

to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute, profane

disconcert

to confuse; to disturb the composure of, upset

grandiose

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

inconsequential

trifling, unimportant, trivial, negligible

infraction

a breaking of a law or obligation, violation

mitigate

to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity, lessen

pillage

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

prate

to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion, prattle

punctilious

very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

redoubtable

inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent; formidable, fearsome

reprove

to find fault with, scold, rebuke, chide

restitution

the act of restoring someone/thing to the rightful owner/former state; making good on a loss; compensation

stalwart

(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute (n.) brave person, mainstay

vulnerable

open to attack; capable of being wounded

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