20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Level C Unit 4

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annul
to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
blasé
indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
bolster
to support, give a boost to; a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
deplore
to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous
of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
muster
to collect or gather; the act of inspection or critical examination
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance
obsess
to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
ornate
elaborately decorated; showily splendid
oust
to remove, drive out of a position or place
peruse
to read thoroughly and carefully
porous
full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
promontory
a high point of land extending into water
prone
lying face down; inclined, likely
qualm
a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
recourse
a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
residue
a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
solicitous
showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
staid
serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
sustain
to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of

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