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Unit 11: Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level G

Unit 11 for Dr. Mill's awesome Thursday 5/6 class!
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abrogate
v.-to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
ambient
adj.-completely surrounding, encompassing
asperity
n.-roughness, severity, bitterness or tartness
burnish
v.-to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish
burnish
n.-gloss, brightness, luster
cabal
n.-a small group working in secret
delectable
adj.-delightful, highly enjoyable, deliciously flavored, savory
delectable
n.-an appealing or appetizing food or dish
deprecate
v.-to express mild disapproval, to belittle
detritus
n.-loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away, fragments that result from any destruction
ebullient
adj.-overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement, boiling, bubbling
eclectic
adj.-drawn from different sources
eclectic
n.-one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
flaccid
adj.-limp, not firm, lacking vigor or effectiveness
impecunious
adj.-having little or no money
inexorable
adj.-inflexible, beyond influence, relentless, unyielding
moribund
adj.-dying, on the way out
necromancer
n.-one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead, in general, a magician or wizard
onerous
adj.-burdensome, involving hardship or difficulty
rife
adj.-common, prevalent, widespread, happening often, full abounding, plentiful, abundant, replete
rudiments
n.pl.-the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first, the earliest stages of anything
sequester
v.-to set apart, separate for a special purpose, to take possession of and hold in custody
winnow
v.-to get rid of something unwanted, delete, to sift through to obtain what is desirable, to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it, to blow on, fan.