Vocabulary Workshop, Level C, Unit 7 for March

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acme

the highest point

attribute

a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something

belittle

to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value

convey

to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to

doctrine

a belief, principla, or teaching; a system or such beliefs or priciples; a formulation of such beliefs or principles

excise

to remove by cutting

exotic

foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual

haggard

thin, pale, and careworn as a result or worry or suffering; wild-looking

jaunty

lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance

juncture

a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time

menial

lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity

parry

to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid

predatory

preying on, plundering, or piratical

ravage

to destroy, lay waste, ruin

stance

a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue

tawdry

showy and flashy but lacking in good taste

turncoat

a person who switches to an opposing side or party

unassuming

not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest

wallow

to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance

waver

to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision

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