17 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G Unit 13 & 14

All 20 words from Sadlier-Oxford's Level G Vocabulary Book, Unit 14
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Blandishment
(n., often pl.) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk
甜言蜜语
Chicanery
(n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
把戏
ANT: fair dealing
Febrile
(adj.) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
发烧
Gainsay
(v.) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
否认
Imminent
(adj.) about to happen, threatening
即将到来
Innate
(adj.) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
先天的
SYN: congenital

ANT: learned, acquired, extrinsic, accidental
Loath
(adj.) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
厌恶
SYN: averse, indisposed

ANT: eager, inclined
Nostrum
(n.) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
万能药
SYN: elixir
Pariah
(n.) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
贱民
Affront
(NOUN) An open or intentional insult; a slight
(VERB) to insult to one's face; to face in defiance, confront.
冒犯
Captious
(ADJECTIVE) Excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intended to trap, confuse, or show up.
挑刺
Cognizant
(ADJECTIVE) Aware, knowledgeable, informed; having jurisdiction.
认知
SYN: acquainted
Cynosure
(NOUN) The center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct.
指路物
Desiccated
(ADJECTIVE) Thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting.
变干
Incongruous
(ADJECTIVE) Not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible.
驴唇不对马嘴
Machination
(NOUN) A crafty, scheming, or underhanded action designed to accomplish some (usually evil) end.
诡计
SYN: plot, maneuver
Mesmerize
(VERB) To hypnotize, entrance; to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch.
催眠

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