20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level C Unit 11

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appease
to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to
belated
late, tardy
calamitous
causing great misfortune
cite
to quote; to mention; to summon to appear in court; to commend, recommend
conventional
in line with accepted ideas or standards; trite
decoy
to lure into a trap; a person or thing used to lure into a trap
delve
to dig; to search deeply and thoroughly into
ensue
to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result
gallantry
heroic courage; respect and courtesy; an act or statement marked by a high level of courtesy
impart
to make known, tell; to give, pass something on
judicious
using or showing good judgment, wise, sensible
mediate
to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between; occupying a middle position; indirect, acting through an intermediary
milieu
the setting, surroundings, environment
outlandish
strange, freakish, weird, foreign-looking; out-of-the-way, geographically remote; exceeding reasonable limits
overbearing
domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant
pert
high-spirited; lively; bold, saucy; jaunty
quirk
a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn
regale
to feast, entertain agreeably
shiftless
lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient
taint
a stain or spot; a mark of corruption or dishonor; to stain or contaminate

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