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Sadlier Vocab Unit 5, Level A

Vocab Sixth Grade
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acute
(adj.) with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time
bluster
(v.) to talk or act in a noisy and threating way; to blow in stormy gusts; (n.) speech that is loud and threatening
bungle
(v.) to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
commentary
(n.) a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
duration
(n.) the length of time that something continues or lasts
eerie
(adj.) causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
facet
(n.) one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem
fidelity
(n.) the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness
fray
(n.) a brawl, a noisy quarrel; (v.) to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate
headstrong
(adj.) willful, stubborn
inhabitant
(n.) one living permanently in a given place
numb
(adj.) having lost the power of feeling or movement; (v.) to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling
pacify
(v.) to make peaceful or calm; to soothe
ravenous
(adj.) greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
refute
(v.) to prove incorrect
remorse
(n.) deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience
setback
(n.) something that interferes with progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a steplike recession in a wall
smug
(adj.) overly self-satisfied, self-righteous
synopsis
(n.) a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book, etc.; a summary
tarry
(v.) to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while