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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 5

Unit 5 Vocabulary Words
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aghast
(adj.) filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror
ample
(adj.) more than enough, large, spacious
apparition
(n.) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance
assert
(v.) to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully
cower
(v.) to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame
disdain
(v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully; (n.) a feeling of contempt
epitaph
(n.) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
ethical
(adj.) having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase
facetious
(adj.) humorous, not meant seriously
inaudible
(adj.) not able to be heard
indiscriminate
(adj.) without restraint or control; unselective
intrigue
(n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting; (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite the curiosity
jurisdiction
(n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
plausible
(adj.) appearing true, reasonable, or fair
plebeian
(adj.) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; (n.) a common person, member of the lower class
prodigal
(adj.) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; (n.) one who is wasteful and self-indulgent
proximity
(n.) nearness, closeness
pulverize
(v.) to grind or pound to powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments)
sequel
(n.) that which follows, a result; a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier
volatile
(adj.) highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state