20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level B Unit 10 Vocabulary

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bellow
(v.) to make a sound similar to that of a bull, roar
(n.) a loud, angry roar
beneficiary
(n.) one who benefits from something; a person who is left money or other property in a will or the like
botch
(v.) to repair or patch poorly; make a mess of
(n.) a hopelessly bungled job
clutter
(v.) to fill or cover in a disorderly way
(n.) a state of disorder, mess
dilapidated
(adj.) falling apart or ruined, run-down
dismantle
(v.) to take apart; to strip of something
farce
(n.) a play filled with ridiculous or absurd happenings; broad or far-fetched humor; a ridiculous sham
futile
(adj.) not successful, falling to have any result; useless; unimportant, frivolous
grueling
(adj.) very tiring, calling for an extreme effort
hospitable
(adj.) offering friendly or generous treatment to guests; open to anything new or strange
lair
(n.) the home or den of a wild animal; any hideout
lavish
(adj.) overly generous, extravagant; abundant
(v.) to spend or give freely or without limit
morbid
(adj.) in an unhealthy mental state, extremely gloomy; caused by or related to disease, unwholesome
notorious
(adj.) widely known because of bad conduct
pamper
(v.) to allow too many privileges, be too generous and easygoing toward
parasite
(n.) an organism that lives in or on another organism; one who lives off another person
shirk
(v.) to avoid or get out of doing work, neglect duty; to sneak, slink
surplus
(n.) an amount beyond what is required, excess
(adj.) more than what is needed or expected
timidity
(n.) the state of being easily frightened
veto
(n.) the power to forbid or prevent
(v.) to prohibit, reject