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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level F Unit 2


(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming


(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity


(adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas


(adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers


(n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly


(n.) a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality


(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly

ex officio

(adj., adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office


(v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds


(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)


(n.) one who moves in where he or she in not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder


(adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part


(v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval


(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy


(n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy


(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural


(v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak though


(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height, to give distinct form to; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process


(adj.) strict, severely, rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste


(v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof

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