20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 10

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accrue
v. to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
annotation
n. a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work; footnote
bedlam
n. a state or scene of uproar and confusion; pandemonium, ,
covert
adj. hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; undercover
n. a sheltered place, a hiding place
debonair
adj. pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance, urbane; suave
dun
v. to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; hound
n. a creditor
adj. dark, dull, drab, dingy
efficacious
adj. effective, producing results
equanimity
n. calmness, composure, refusal to panic; sangfroid
fortuitous
adj. accidental, occurring by a happy chance; random
gist
n. the essential part, main point, or essence
gratuitous
adj. freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
imperious
adj. overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
invective
n. a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; adj. abusive
motley
adj. showing great variety, composed of different elements or many colors;
heterogeneous,

n. a jester's costume
munificent
adj. extremely generous, lavish
procrastinate
v. to delay, put off until later; stall
provocative
adj. tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
S: stimulating, arousing, vexing, galling
A: dull, insipid, bland, unstimulating
recondite
adj. exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
reprobate
n. a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person; scoundrel
adj. corrupt or unprincipled;
v. to disapprove of, condemn
sedentary
adj. characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place; stationary