20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 8

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affluence
(n.) wealth, riches, prosperity; great abudance, plenty
arrears
(n., pl.) unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty
cascade
(n.) a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forward in quantity; (v.) to flow downward (like a waterfall)
cringe
(v.) to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness
crotchety
(adj.) cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims
immobile
(adj.) not movable; not moving
impassable
(adj.) blocked so that nothing can go through
innovation
(n.) something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.
jovial
(adj.) good-humored, in high spirits; merry
manacle
(n., usually pl.) a handcuff, anything that chains or confines; (v.) to chain or restrain (as with handcuffs)
martial
(adj.) warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military life
minimum
(n.) the smallest possible amount; (adj.) the lowest permissible or possible
nimble
(adj.) quick and skillful in movement, agile; clever
onset
(n.) the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assult
partition
(n.) something that divides (such as a wall); the act of dividing something into parts or sections; (v.) to divide or subdivide into parts or shares
perishable
(adj.) likely to spoil or decay
retrieve
(v.) to find and bring back, get back; to put right, make good
sinister
(adj.) appearing evil or dangerous; threatening evil or harm
taut
(adj.) tightly drawn, tense; neat, in good order
template
(n.) a pattern, typically in the form of metal, wood, or plastic; something that is used as a model to imitate