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Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 7

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austere
severe or stern in manner; w.o adornment or luxury, simple, plain; forbidding
beneficent
performing acts of kindness or charity; doing good; humanitarian
cadaverous
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse; wasted; haggard
concoct
to prepare by combining ingredients, to devise, fabricate, invent
crass
coarse, unfeeling; stupid, crude, vulgar
debase
to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, cheapen
desecrate
to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute, profane
disconcert
to confuse; to disturb the composure of, upset
grandiose
grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
inconsequential
trifling, unimportant, trivial, negligible
infraction
a breaking of a law or obligation, violation
mitigate
to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity, lessen
pillage
(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty
prate
to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion, prattle
punctilous
very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent; formidable, fearsome
reprove
to find fault with, scold, rebuke, chide
restitution
the act of restoring someone/thing to the rightful owner/former state; making good on a loss; compensation
stalwart
(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute (n.) brave person, mainstay
vulnerable
open to attack; capable of being wounded