Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 10

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Askance

with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval

Attenuate

to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force

Benign

Gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding

Cavil

to find fualt in a petty way; trivial objection

Charlata

one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, imposter

Decimate

to kill or destroy a large part of

Foible

a weak point, falling, minor flaw

forgo

to do without

fraught

full of or loaded with

inure

to toughen, harden

luminous

emitting or reflecting light

obsequious

marked by slavish attentiveness

obtuse

blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding

oscillate

to swing back and forth with a steady rhythem

penitent

regretful for one's sins or mistakes

peremptory

having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for devate

rebuff

to snub; to repel, drive away; a rejection

reconnoiter

to make a preliminary inspection

shambles

a slaughterhouse

sporadic

occurring at irregurlar intervals

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