20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level A Unit 11

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alias
(n.) an assumed name, especially as used to hide one's identity; (adv.) otherwise called
amble
(v.) to walk slowly, stroll; (n.) an easy pace; a leisurely walk
burly
(adj.) big and strong; muscular
distort
(v.) to give a false or misleading account of; to twist out of shape
dogged
(adj.) persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up
dumbfounded
(adj.) so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered
extinct
(adj.) no longer in existence; no longer active; gone out of use
fossil
(n.) Any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic age, as a skeleton, footprint, etc.; (adj.) Belonging to the past, old and out-of-date
grit
(n.) very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger; (v.) to grind; to make a grating sound
inevitable
(adj.) sure to happen, unavoidable
ingrained
(adj.) fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being
meteoric
(adj.) resembling a meteor in speed; having sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's
parody
(n.) a humorous or ridiculous imitation; (v.) to make fun of something by imitating it
prevail
(v.) to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely, be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging
rend
(v.) to tear to pieces; split violently apart (past tense, rent)
replenish
(v.) to fill again, make good, replace
rummage
(v.) to search through, investigate the contents of; (n.) an active search; a collection of odd items
skimp
(v.) to save, be thrifty; to be extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to
sleuth
(n.) a detective
vandalism
(n.) deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property

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