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Sadler-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 8

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Assurance
a pledge, freedom from doubt, self-confidence
Asylum
an institution for the care of children, elderly people, a place of safety,
Console
to comfort; the keyboard of an organ, a control panel for an electrical device
Dilate
to make or become larger or wilder, to expand upon
Dross
refuse, waste products
Dwindle
to lessen, diminish
Flippant
lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
Immunity
resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
Institute
to establish, set up; an organization for the promotion of learning
Liability
a debt; something disadvantageous
Preposterous
ridiculous, senseless
Pugnacious
quarrelsome, fond of fighting
Rabid
furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad; infected with rabies
Realm
a kingdom; a region or field of study
Rejuvenate
to make young again, to make like new
Sparse
to reward, pay, reimburse
Sterling
genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
Venture
a risky or daring undertaking; to expose to danger; to dare
Warp
to twist out of shape; an abnormality