20 terms

Vocabulary Unit 4

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level B
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alliance
a joining together for some common purpose
bewilder
to puzzle completely, confuse
buffoon
a clown; a coarse, stupid person
controversial
arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement
dishearten
to discourage
fruitless
not producing desired results, unsuccessful
hostile
unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive
inflammable
easily set on fire; easily angered or aroused
inflict
to give or cause something unpleasant
malignant
deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious
mortify
to hurt someone's feelings deeply; to cause embarrassment or humiliation; to subdue or discipline by self-denial or suffering
orthodox
in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
procure
to obtain through special effort; to bring about
scurry
to run quickly, scamper, hurry
sodden
soaked with liquid or moisture; expressionless, dull; spiritless, listless
spirited
full of life and vigor; courageous
virtual
having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name; so close as to be equivalent to the real thing
void
completely empty; having no legal force or effect; empty or unfilled space; to cancel or nullify
wayward
disobedient, willful; unpredictable, capricious
wince
to draw back suddenly, as though in pain or fear; the act of drawing back in this way