20 terms

Sadler-Oxford vocabulary level A unit 2

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adverse
unfavorable, negative, working against
arid
extremely dry, uninteresting, dull
assailant
a person who attacks violently
billow
a large wave
confront
to meet face to face, especially as a challenge
constrain
to force, compel, to restrain
contemporary
belonging to the same period of time as oneself; a person of the same time
depict
to portray, to represent or show in form of picture
disinterested
fair-minded, free from selfish motives, indifferent
encompass
to encircle, go or reach around, to enclose, include with certain group
groundless
without any good reason, unjustified
hypocrite
person who pretends to be what she isn't, better than she is, two faced
incomprehensible
impossible to understand
manipulate
to handle or use skillfully, to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
maximum
to greatest possible amount or degree
mimic
a person who does imitations, to make fun of
ruffle
to wrinkle, to make uneven, to annoy
serene
peaceful , calm, free of emotional upset
sheepish
embarrassed, resembling a sheep, meek, timid
stamina
strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain