20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 7

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authorize
(v.) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to
culprit
(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender
dawdle
(v.) to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary
dissect
(v.) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care
expend
(v.) to pay out, spend; to use up
fatality
(n.) an event resulting in death; an accidental death
gullible
(adj.) easily fooled, tricked, or cheated
illicit
(adj.) not permitted, unlawful, improper
immerse
(v.) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply
inflammatory
(adj.) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder
memorandum
(n) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report (pl., memorandums or memoranda)
pathetic
(adj.) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity; woefully inadequate
persevere
(v.) to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough
prevaricate
(v.) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose
quash
(v.) to crush, put down completely
relish
(n.) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; (v.) to enjoy greatly
reminisce
(v.) to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences
scour
(v.) to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; to move about quickly in search of
testimonial
a formal statement testifying to someone's character and qualifications;a public tribute to someone and to their achievements.
writhe
(v.) to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle

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