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Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Level H - Unit 2

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level H (2005 edition) - Unit 2
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aegis
(noun)
protection; patronage; sponsorship
apprise
(verb)
to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
bibulous
(adjective)
fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
claque
(noun)
a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat
deracinate
(verb)
to pull up by the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of
eleemosynary
(adjective)
charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity; derived from or provided by charity
indigenous
(adjective)
originating in the country or region where found, native; inborn, inherent
lachrymose
(adjective)
given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious
lexicon
(noun)
a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject,; a compendium
melee
(noun)
a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tulmultuous mingling
microcosm
(noun)
a miniature world or universe; a group or system viewed as the model of a larger group or system
minuscule
(adjective)
very small, tiny
(noun)
a lowercase letter
obfuscate
(noun)
to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
paternalism
(noun)
the policy or practice of treating or governing people in the manner of a father dealing with his children
polarize
(verb)
to cause to concentrate around two conflicting or contrasting positions; to cause light to vibrate in a pattern
purview
(noun)
the range, extent, or scope of something, in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute
sanguine
(adjective)
having a ruddy complexion; of a naturally cheerful, confident, or optimistic outlook
solecism
(noun)
a substandard or ungrammatical usage; a breach of etiquette; any impropriety or mistake
vassal
(noun)
a person under the protection of a feudal lord to whom he or she owes allegiance; a subordinate or dependent; a servant
(adjective)
subservient
verisimilitude
(noun)
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable