Sadlier Oxford - Vocabulary Workshop Level E Units 1-7

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Mrs. Bishop Exam

Adulterate

(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value.

Ambidextrous

(adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical.

Augment

(v.) to make larger, increase.

Bereft

(adj., part.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss.

Deploy

(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up.

Dour

(adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored.

Fortitude

(n.) courage in facing difficulties.

Gape

(v.) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide.

Gibe

(v.) to utter taunting words; (n.) an expression of scorn.

Guise

(n.) an external appearance, cover, mask.

Insidious

(adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous.

Intimation

(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion.

Opulent

(adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose.

Pliable

(adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced.

Reiterate

(v.) to say again, repeat.

Stolid

(adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull; unresponsive.

Tentative

(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant.

Unkempt

(adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

Verbatim

(adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken.

Warily

(adv.) cautiously, with great care.

Adroit

(adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind.

Amicable

(adj.) peaceable, friendly.

Averse

(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling.

Belligerent

(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n.) one at war, one engaged in war.

Benevolent

(adj.) kindly, charitable.

Cursory

(adj.) hasty, not thorough.

Duplicity

(n.) treachery, deceitfulness.

Extol

(v.) to praise extravagantly.

Feasible

(adj.) possible, able to be done.

Grimace

(n.) a wry face, facial distortion; (v.) to make a wry face.

Holocaust

(n.) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering.

Impervious

(adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance.

Impetus

(n.) a moving force, impulse, stimulus.

Jeopardy

(n.) danger

Meticulous

(adj.) extremely careful; particular about details.

Nostalgia

(n.) a longing for something past; homesickness.

Quintessence

(n.) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example.

Retrogress

(v.) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition.

Scrutinize

(v.) examine closely.

Tepid

(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by and absence of interest.

Adversary

(n.) an enemy, opponent.

Alienate

(v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey.

Artifice

(n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery.

Coerce

(v.) to compel, force.

Craven

(adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward.

Culinary

(adj.) or or related to cooking or the kitchen.

Delete

(v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out.

Demise

(n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position.

Exhilarate

(v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to.

Fallow

(adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed.

Harass

(v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks.

Inclement

(adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action.

Muse

(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder.

Negligible

(adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded.

Perpetuate

(v.) to make permanent or long lasting.

Precedent

(n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action.

Punitive

(adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment.

Redress

(v.) to set right, remedy; (n.) relief from wrong or injury.

Sojourn

(n.) a temporary stay; (v.) to stay for a time.

Urbane

(adj.) refined in manner or style, suave.

Affiliated

(adj., part.) associated, connected.

Ascertain

(v.) to find out.

Attainment

(n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving.

Bequeath

(v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance.

Cogent

(adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point.

Converge

(v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together.

Disperse

(v.) to scatter, spread far and wide.

Esteem

(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgment.

Expunge

(v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy.

Finite

(adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time.

Invulnerable

(adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack.

Malevolent

(adj.) spiteful, showing ill will.

Nonchalant

(adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned.

Omniscient

(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding.

Panacea

(n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems.

Scrupulous

(adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled.

Skulk

(v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding.

Supercilious

(adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority.

Uncanny

(adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation.

Venial

(adj.) easily excused; pardonable.

Altruistic

(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others.

Assent

(v.) to express agreement; (n.) agreement.

Benefactor

(n.) one who does good to others.

Chivalrous

(adj.) marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly.

Clemency

(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness.

Dearth

(n.) a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine.

Diffident

(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved.

Discrepancy

(n.) a difference; a lack of agreement.

Embark

(v.) to o aboard; to make a start; to invest.

Facile

(adj.) easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent;easily shown but not sincerely felt.

Indomitable

(adj.) unconquerable, refusing to yield.

Infallible

(adj.) free from error; absolutely dependable.

Plod

(v.) to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly.

Pungent

(adj.) casing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting.

Remiss

(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless.

Repose

(v.) to rest; lie; place; (n.) relaxation, peace of mind,calmness.

Temerity

(n.) rashness, boldness.

Truculent

(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense.

Unfeigned

(adj.) sincere, real, without pretense.

Virulent

(adj.) extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful.

Accede

(v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity.

Brandish

(v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion.

Comprise

(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of.

Deft

(adj.) skillful, nimble.

Destitute

(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in.

Explicit

(adj.) definite, clearly stated.

Extirpate

(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally.

Inopportune

(adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate.

Ironic

(adj.) suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually appends; given to irony, sarcastic.

Musty

(adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date.

Officious

(adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority.

Ominous

(adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen.

Pinnacle

(n.) a high peak or point.

Premeditated

(adj., part.) considered beforehand, deliberately planned .

Rampant

(adj.) growing without check, running wild.

Solace

(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console.

Stately

(adj.) dignified, majestic.

Supple

(adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile.

Suppress

(v.) to stop by force, put down.

Venal

(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption.

Abhor

(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply.

Amend

(v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better.

Buffet

(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap, blow.

Chaos

(n.) great confusion, disorder.

Commodious

(adj.) roomy spacious.

Corrosive

(adj.) eating away gradually, acid like; bitterly sarcastic.

Discern

(v.) to see clearly, recognize.

Extant

(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost.

Implicate

(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to.

Inter

(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion.

Martinet

(n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules.

Obviate

(v.) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of.

Renegade

(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox.

Reprehensible

(adj.) deserving blame or punishment.

Somber

(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit.

Squalid

(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased.

Turbulent

(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy.

Vociferous

(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention.

Voluminous

(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length.

Waive

(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer.

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