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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E unit 7-9

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adbhor
(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
amend
(v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better
buffet
(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force out with blows; (n.) a slap, blow
chaos
(n.) great confusion; disorder
commodious
(adj.) roomy, spacious
corrosive
(adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
discern
(v.) to see clearly, recognize
extant
(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
implicate
(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to
inter
(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
martinet
(n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
obviate
(v.) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
renegade
(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox
reprehensible
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment
somber
(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
squalid
(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased
turbulent
(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
vociferous
(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention
voluminous
(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
waive
(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer
animosity
(n.) strong dislike; bitter hostility
aparthy
(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion or interest
apprehensive
(adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
commend
(v.) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
compatible
(adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
condolence
(n.) an expression of sympathy
consecrate
(v.) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
decrepit
(adj.) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
deride
(v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
ingenuous
(adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere
multifarious
(adj.) having great variety, numerous and diverse
obsolete
(adj.) out-of-date, no longer in use
omnivorous
(adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
parsimonious
(adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor; small
quandary
(n.) state of perplexity or doubt
recalcitrant
(adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
reprisal
(n.) an injury done in return for injury
revel
(v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration
stultify
(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
suave
(adj.) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
allocate
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
ardent
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned
assiduous
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent
brash
(adj.) pronte to act in a hasty manner; impudent
capricious
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies
chastise
(v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
copious
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
deviate
(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
emaciated
(adj.) unnaturally thin
exult
(v.) to rejoice greatly
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy
indemnity
(n.) a payment for damage or loss
inkling
(n.) a hint a vague notion
limpid
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood
omnipotent
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensisbilities; suitable for consumption
poignant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancor
(n.) bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoric
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited
spontaneous
(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance