20 terms

sadlier oxford level f unit 10

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accrue
v. to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
s: collect, accumulate, proceed from
annotation
n. a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
n. state or scene of uproar and confusion
s: commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
a: order, tranquility
covert
adj. hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; n. a sheltered place a hiding place
s: undercover, clandestine, sub-rosa
a: open, overt, undisguised
debonair
adj. pleasant, courteous, clandestine, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
s: carefree, jaunty, gracious, suave, urbane
a: distraught, agitated, boorish, churlish
dun
v. to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; n. a creditor; adj. dark, dull, drab, dingy
s: hound, pester, harass, nag
efficacious
adj. effective, producing results
s: effectual, efficient, potent, powerful
a: ineffective, worthless, useless
equanimity
n. calmness, composure, refusal to panic
s: tranquility, imperturbability
a: excitability, flappability, agitation
fortuitous
adj. accidental, occurring by a happy chance
s: unintentional, unplanned, random, lucky
a: intentional, deliberate, premeditated
gist
n. the essential part, main point, or essence
s: substance, core, nucleus
gratuitous
adj. freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
s: voluntary, unjustified, uncalled-for
a: justified, warranted
imperious
adj. overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
s: domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative
a: fawning, obsequious, humble, unassuming
invective
n. a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; adj. abusive, vituperative
s: vituperation, abuse, diatribe, phillippic
a: tribute, panegyric, encomium
motley
adj. showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; n. a jester's costume; a jester
s: variegated, heterogeneous, diverse; fool
a: uniform, homogeneous, monochromatic
munificent
adj. extremely generous, lavish
s: bounteous, liveral
a: stingy, miserly, tightfisted, parsimonious
procrastinate
v. delay, put off until later
s: stall temporize, dillydally
provocative
adj. tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
s: stimulating, arousing, vexing, galling
a: dull, insipid, bland, unstimulating
recondite
adj. exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
s: esoteric, arcane, profound, abstruse
a: simple, uncomplicated
reprobate
n. a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; adj. wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; v. to disapprove of condemn.
s: scoundrel, blackguard, immoral, corrupt
a: saint, upright, virtuous, moral
sedentary
adj. characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
s: seated, stationary, static
a: active, peripatetic, migratory