20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level E, Unit 11

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allude
v. to refer to casually or indirectly
clairvoyant
adj. supernaturally perceptive; n. one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
conclusive
adj. serving to settle an issue; final
disreputable
adj. not respectable, not esteemed
endemic
adj. native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
exemplary
adj. worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
fathom
v. to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; n. a measure of depth in water
guile
adj. treacherous cunning, deceit
integrity
n. honestly, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness
itinerary
n. a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook
misconstrue
v. to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
obnoxious
adj. highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
placate
v. to appease, soothe, pacify
placid
adj. calm, peaceful
plagiarism
n. passing off or using as one's own writing (or other materials) of another person
potent
adj. powerful; highly effective
pretext
n. a false reason, deceptive excuse
protrude
v. to stick out, thrust forward
stark
adj. harsh, unrelieved, desolate; utterly
superficial
adj. on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow

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