20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop: Level B: Unit 6

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anonymous
(adj.) unnamed, without the name of the person involved (writer, composer, etc.); unknown; lacking individuality or character
browse
(v.) to nibble, graze; to read casually; to window-stop
dupe
(n.) a person easily tricked or deceived; (v.) to deceive
dynamic
(adj.) active, energetic, forceful
eradicate
(v.) to root out, get rid of, destroy completely
frustrate
(v.)to prevent from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; to cause feelings of discouragement
grim
(adj.) stern, merciless; fierce, savage, cruel
inimitable
(adj.) not capable of being copied
makeshift
(n.) a temporary substitute for something else; (adj.) crude, flimsy, or temporary
marginal
(adj.) in, at, or near the edge or margin; only barely good, large, or important enough for the purpose
pending
(adj.) waiting to be settled; (prep.) until
prescribe
(v.) to order as a rule or course to be followed; to order for medical purposes
preview
(n.) something as seen in advance; (v.) to view beforehand
prominent
(adj.) standing out so as to be easily seen; important, well- known
quaint
(adj.) odd or old-fashioned in a pleasing way; clever, ingenious, skillfully made
reluctant
(adj.) unwilling, holding bak
scrimp
(v.) to handle very economically or stingily; to supply in a way that is small, short, or scanty
snare
(v.) to trap, catch; (n.) a trap or entanglement
utmost
(adj.) greatest, highest, farthest; (n.) the extreme limit
vengeance
punishment in return for an injury or a wrong, unusual force or violence