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Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 13-15

CCP Red Devils.
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antipathy
(noun) strong dislike, hostile feeling
applicable
(adjective) capable of being applied; relevant, suitable
asset
(noun) something of value; a resource; an advantage
beset
(verb) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in (adjective, participle) harassed, troubled; studded (as with jewels)
compassion
(noun) sympathy for another's suffering; pity
decorum
(noun) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
duress
(noun) compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
exuberant
(adjective) high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
facsimile
(noun) an exact copy
imbibe
(verb) to drink; to take in, absorb
implacable
(adjective) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
infinitesimal
(adjective) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
innocuous
(adjective) harmles, inoffensive; insignificant
militate
(verb) to have effect or force on or against someone or something, fight against
patent
(noun) exclusive rights over an invention; copyright (verb) to arrange or obtain such rights (adjective) plain, open to view; copyrighted
prowess
(noun) distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
sedate
(adjective) quiet, settled, sober (verb) to administer a tranquilizer
stentorian
(adjective) extremely loud
stipulate
(verb) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
ultimatum
(noun) a final proposal or statement of conditions
alacrity
(noun) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
(verb) to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
(noun)
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
appall
(verb) to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose
(adjective) warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
disparage
(verb) to belitte, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
dissonant
(adjective) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
droll
(adjective) amusingly odd
edict
(noun) an order issued by someone in authority
elucidate
(verb) to clarify, explain
laud
(verb) to praise
loll
(verb) to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
loquacious
(adjective) talkative, wordy; fond of talking
magnanimous
(adjective) generous in forgiving, above small meanness
mandatory
(adjective) required, obligatory
nondescript
(adjective) ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
phlegmatic
(adjective) slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
rescind
(verb) to repeal, cancel
vivacious
(adjective) lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
(verb) to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager
abrasive
(adjective) causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down (noun) a substance used to smooth or polish
acclimate
(verb) to adapt to a new climate, environment, or situation
chagrin
(noun) irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration (verb) to cause such a feeling
complacent
(adjective) self-satisfied; overly content
concur
(verb) to express agreement, approve
defamation
(noun) slander or libel
explicate
(verb) to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret
fracas
(noun) a noisy quarrel or brawl
grotesque
(adjective) unnatural, distorted, bizarre
pandemonium
(noun) a wild uproar, din, or commotion
raucous
(adjective) disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
receptive
(adjective) open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
renounce
(verb) to give up or resign something
repress
(verb) to hold back; to put down or check by force
reticent
(adjective) not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
savory
(adjective) tasty, appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable
somnolent
(adjective) sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
vehement
(adjective) intense, forceful, powerful
voluble
(adjective) characterized by a ready flow of words; glib, fluent
zealous
(adjective) eager, earnest, devoted