Sadlier Oxford Level F - Unit 13 Vocabulary

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Abet

To encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)

Aver

To affirm, declare confidently

Blatant

Noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense

Broach

To bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the waterl to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks

Buttress

To support, prop up, strengthen; a supporting structure

Carousal

Noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)

Collate

To compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc; to arrange in order for some specific purpose

Connoisseur

An expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts

Disconsolate

Deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation

Encumber

To weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt); to fill up, block up, hinder

Foment

To promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm

Grisly

Frightful, horrible, ghastly

Herculean

Relating to Hercules; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength

Impassive

Showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless

Inauspicious

Unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future

Incontrovertible

Unquestionable, beyond dispute

Nonplussed

Puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss

Opportune

Suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time

Prolific

Abundantly productive; abundant, profuse

Rejoinder

A reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit

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