40 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level A Unit 11-12

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alias
(n.) an assumed name, especially as used to hide one's identity; (adv.) otherwise called
amble
(v.) to walk slowly, stroll; (n.) an easy pace; a leisurely walk
burly
(adj.) big and strong; muscular
distort
(v.) to give a false or misleading account of; to twist out of shape
dogged
(adj.) persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up
dumbfounded
(adj.) so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered
extinct
(adj.) no longer in existence; no longer active; gone out of use
relic
(n.) an object from the past with historical value or interest; a trace of an outdated custom; remaining fragments, ruins
grit
(n.) very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger; (v.) to grind; to make a grating sound
inevitable
(adj.) sure to happen, unavoidable
ingrained
(adj.) fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being
meteoric
(adj.) resembling a meteor in speed; having sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's
parody
(n.) a humorous or ridiculous imitation; (v.) to make fun of something by imitating it
prevail
(v.) to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely, be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging
rend
(v.) to tear to pieces; split violently apart (past tense, rent)
replenish
(v.) to fill again, make good, replace
rummage
(v.) to search through, investigate the contents of; (n.) an active search; a collection of odd items
skimp
(v.) to save, be thrifty; to be extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to
sleuth
(n.) a detective
vandalism
(n.) deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property
abduct
(v) to kidnap, carry off by force
ambiguous
(adj) not clear, having two or more possible meanings
balk
(v) to stop short and refuse to go on; to refuse abruptly; to prevent from happening, (n) in baseball; an illegal motion made by a pitcher
compact
(adj) closely and firmly packed together; small (v) to squeeze together (n) a agreement between parties; a small case containing a mirror and face powder; a small car
confer
(v) to consult, talk over, exchange, opinions, to present as a gift, favor, or honor
earmark
(v) to set aside for a special purpose; to mark an animal's ear for identification (n) an identifying mark or feature
frigid
(adj) extremely cold, lacking in warmth or feeling
implement
(n) an instrument , tool; (v) to put into effect
incalculable
(adj) to great to be counted; unpredictable, uncertain
indisputable
(adj) beyond question or argument definitely true
intensive
(adj) thorough, deep, showing great effort, concentrated
maneuver
(n) a planned movement, a skillful plan, a scheme (v) to perform or carry out such a planed movement
sabotage
(n) an action taken to destroy something or prevent it from working properly (v) to take such destructive action
scant
(adj) not enough, barely enough, marked by a small or insufficient amount
stealthy
(adj) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed; sneaky, underhanded
strapping
(adj) tall, strong, and healthy
strident
(adj) harsh, shrill, unpleasant sounding
thrive
(v) to grow vigorously, to grow in wealth and possessions
titanic
(adj) of enormous size, strength, power, or scope
valiant
(adj) possessing or acting with bravery or boldness

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