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20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level E Unit 12

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abjure
to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
acrid
harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
august
majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous
emotionally hardened, unfeelings
clandestine
secret, concealed; underhanded
compunction
remorse, regret
conflagration
a large destructive fire
elated
in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
indelible
not able to be erased or removed; memorable
indulgent
yielding to the wishes or demands of others
inveterate
firmly established, long-standing; habitual
irrelevant
not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
nocturnal
of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness
platitude
a commonplace, stale, or trite remark
quell
to subdue, put down forcibly
quiescent
inactive; at rest
ruminate
to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
tacit
unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
tangible
capable of being touched; real, concrete
trenchant
incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut