Vocabulary Workshop - Level G - Unit 11

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abrogate
(v.) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
ambient
(adj.) completely surrounding, encompassing
asperity
(n.) roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
burnish
(v.) to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish; (n.) glass, brightness, luster
cabal
(n.) a small group working in secret
delectable
(adj.) delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory; (n.) an appealing or appetizing food dish
deprecate
(v.) to express mild disapproval; to belittle
detritus
(n.) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction
ebullient
(adj.) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
eclectic
(adj.) drawn from different sources; (n.) one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
flaccid
(adj.) limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness
impecunious
(adj.) having little or no money
inexorable
(adj.) inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyeilding
moribund
(adj.) dying, on the way out
necromancer
(n.) one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard
onerous
(adj.) burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
rife
(adj.) common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete
rudiments
(n. pl.) the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
sequester
(v.) to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
winnow
(v.) to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan
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