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Sadlier-Oxford Level G Unit 12

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aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
defunct
no longer in existence or functioning, dead
discomfit
to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
espouse
to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
fetish
an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
gregarious
living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
hapless
marked by a persistent absence of good luck, unlucky, ill-starred
impeccable
faultless, beyond criticism or blame, flawless, immaculate
importune
to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently
interpolate
to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction
irreparable
incapable of being repaired or rectified, irremediable
laconic
concise, using few words, terse, succinct, pithy, compact
languish
to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
mendacious
given to lying or deception; untrue, untruthful, false
nadir
the lowest point, rock bottom
omnipresent
present in all places at all times, ubiquitious
perfunctory
done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
plaintive
expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy, lugubrious
requite
to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
tantamount
equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect