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Sadlier Oxford Level D Units 1-3

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admonish
to caution or advise against something, to remind of a duty
breach
an opening, gap, a violation/ infraction or to create an opening
brigand
a bandit
circumspect
careful, cautious
commandeer
to seize for military or official use
cumbersome
clumsy, hard to handle, slow moving
deadlock
a complete standstill
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or wordy, long-winded
dilemma
difficult problem or situation
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle
to make a mess of, to get by; a hopeless mess
opinionated
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial
(adj.) lasting for a long time, persistent; (n.) a plant that lives for many years
predispose
to incline to beforehand
relinquish
to let go, give up
salvage
to save from fire or shipwreck; property thus saved
spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
alien
a citizen of another country, foreign/strange
comely
having a pleasing appearance
compensate
to make up for, to repay for services
dissolute
loose on one's moral's or behavior
erratic
not regular or consistent, undependable
expulsion
the process of driving or forcing out
feint
a deliberately deceptive movement, a pretense
fodder
food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
fortify
to strengthen; build up
illegible
difficult or impossible to read
jeer
to make of rudely or unkindly; a rude remark
lucrative
bringing in money, profitable
mediocre
average, ordinary, undistinguished
proliferate
to reproduce, increase or spread rapidly
subjugate
to conquer by force, bring under complete control
sully
to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
tantalize
to tease, torment by teasing
terse
brief and to the point
unflinching
firm, showing no signs of fear
abridge
to make shorter
adherent
a follower, supporter; attached, sticking to
altercation
an angry argument
cherubic
angelic, round and chubby face/ sweet and innocent
condone
to pardon or overlook
dissent
to disagree, disagreement
eminent
famous, outstanding, distinguished
exorcise
to drive out by magic, to dispose of something troublesome, menacing or oppressive
fabricate
to make , manufacture; to make-up, invent
irate
angry
marauder
raider, plunderer
obesity
extreme fatness
pauper
extremely poor person
pilfer
to steal in small quantities
rift
a split, break, breach
semblance
a likeness, an outward appearance; an apparition
surmount
to overcome, rise above
terminate
to bring to an end
trite
commonplace; overused, stale
usurp
to seize and hold a position by force, seize and take control without authority and possibly with force