Vocabulary Workshop Level C unit 7-9

Unit 7-9 Words Level C
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acme
the highest point
attribute
a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something
belittle
to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
convey
to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
doctrine
a belief, principla, or teaching; a system or such beliefs or priciples; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
excise
to remove by cutting
exotic
foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
haggard
thin, pale, and careworn as a result or worry or suffering; wild-looking
jaunty
lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
juncture
a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
menial
lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity
parry
to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid
predatory
preying on, plundering, or piratical
ravage
to destroy, lay waste, ruin
stance
a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
tawdry
showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
turncoat
a person who switches to an opposing side or party
unassuming
not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
wallow
to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance
waver
to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision
abut
v. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
attire
n. Clothes, especially fine and expensive clothes. v. To dress up or be dressed up.
avail
[verb] to be or make of use or benefit; to make profit [noun] use; benefit; profit
crony
[noun] friend; pal; chum; buddy
cryptic
adj. puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
divergent
(adj) separating; moving in different directions from a particular point
enmity
n. hatred, ill-will
fervent
[adjective] emotional; passionate; extremely hot; ardent
gaunt
[adjective] thin; bony; lanky
infiltrate
[verb] slip, creep into; penetrate
nullify
[verb] invalidate; annul
perceptible
(adjective) cabaple of being grasped by the senses or mind
plummet
[verb] to plunge straight down [noun] a weight fastened to a line
proclaim
[v.] to declare publicly or officially
proxy
[n.] an agent, substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place
rankle
[v.] to cause anger, irriation, or bitterness [with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time]
scavenger
n. a person who collects or removes usable items from waste meterials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
stint
[verb] to limit; restrict; scrimp [noun] a limit or restriction
stoical
[adjective] self-controlled; impassive
unflagging
v. tireless, continuing with vigor
apt
(adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
awry
(adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
bludgeon
(n.) a short club used as a weapon; (v.) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
capitulate
(v.) to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel
chafe
(v.) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; (n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing
defile
(v., trans.) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; (v., intrans.) to march in a single line or in columns; (n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon
dire
(adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
disarming
(adj.) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
disgruntled
(adj., part.) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
encroach
(v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass
endow
(v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
fend
(v.) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
impunity
(n.) freedom from punishment
mien
(n.) air, manner; appearance; expression
penal
(adj.) having to do with punishment
pertinent
(adj.) related to the matter at hand, to the point
predominant
(adj.) the greatest in strength or power; most common
prodigy
(n.) something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent
recluse
(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
renown
(n.) fame, glory
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