60 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E Units 1 - 3

All of the vocab on Mr. Fields' 9th Grade Midterm Exam.
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adulterate
v. - to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of something of lesser value
ambidextrous
adj. - able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
augment
v. - to make larger, increase
bereft
adj. - deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
deploy
v. - to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
dour
adj. - stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
fortitude
n. - courage in facing difficulties
gape
v. - to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
gibe
v. - to utter taunting words; n. - an expression of scorn
guise
n. - an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious
adj. - intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
intimation
n. - a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent
adj. - wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
pliable
adj. - easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
reitterate
v. - to say again
stolid
adj. - not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive
tentative
adj. - experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
unkempt
adj. - not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
verbatim
adj./adv. - word for word; exactly as written or spoken
warily
adv. - cautiously, with great care
adroit
adj. - skillful, expert in the use of hands or mind
amicable
adj. - peaceable, friendly
averse
adj. - having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent
adj. given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; n. - one at war, one engaged in war
benevolent
adj. - kindly, charitable
cursory
adj. - hasty, not thorough
duplicity
n. - treachery, deceitfulness
extol
v. - to praise extravagantly
feasible
adj. - possible, able to be done
grimace
n. - a wry face, facial distortion; v. - to make a wry face
holocaust
n. - a large scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
impervious
adj. - not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
impetus
n. - a moving force; impulse, stimulus
jeopardy
n. - danger
meticulous
adj. - extremely careful; particular about details
nostalgia
n. - a longing for something past; homesickness
quintessence
n. - the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
retrogress
v. - to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize
v. - to examine closely
tepid
adj. - lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
adversary
n. - a enemy, opponent
alienate
v. - to turn away; to make indifferent of hostile; to transfer, convey
artifice
n. - a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
coerce
v. - to compel, force
craven
adj. - cowardly; n. - a coward
culinary
adj. - of or related to cooking or the kitchen
delete
v. - to erase, wipe out, cut out
demise
n. - a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilarate
v. - to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
fallow
adj. - plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish yellow; n. - land left unseeded; v. - to plow but not seed
harass
v. - to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
inclement
adj. - stormy, harsh; severe in altitude or action
muse
v. - to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
negligible
adj. - so unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuate
v. - to make permanent or long lasting
precedent
n. - an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
punitive
adj. - inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress
v. - to set right, remedy; n. - relief from wrong or injury
sojourn
n. - a temporary stay; v. - to stay for a time
urbane
adj. - refined in manner or style, suave