Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Workshop: Level F: Unit 7: Definitions

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desecrate

verb; to commit sacrilege, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

inconsequential

adjective; trifling, unimportant

concoct

verb; to prepare by combining ingredients; to devise or invent

disconcert

verb; to confuse; to disturb the composure of

cadaverous

adjective; pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

grandiose

adjective; grand in an impressive way; marked by pompous affection of behavior

debase

verb; to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate

beneficent

adjective; performing acts of kindness or charity; doing good

crass

adjective; coarse, unfeeling; stupid

desist

verb; to cease doing something, forbear

austere

adjective; severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain, harsh;

infraction

noun; breaking of a law or obligation

redoubtable

adjective; inspiring fear or awe

pillage

verb; to rob of goods by open force, to plunder; noun: the act of looting, booty

vulnerable

adjective; under attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

stipend

noun; a fixed sum of money paid periodically for services

restitution

verb; making good for loss or damage

prate

verb; to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

punctilious

adjective; very careful or exact;

reprove

verb; to find fault with; to scold

stalwart

adjective; strong or sturdy; brave; Noun: a strong person or supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

mitigate

verb; to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

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