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Vocabulary F, Unit 9

vocab words from "Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level F" from unit 9. These flashcards provide: the word,definition, synonyms and antonyms as well pictures. Happy studying
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abate
(v.) to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit, diminish, decrease
adulation
(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive; adoration, idolization, hero-worship
anathema
(n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation, abomination (often used adjectivally without the article)
astute
(adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom; shrewd, acute, sagacious, wily
avarice
(n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth; cupidity, rapacity
culpable
(adj.) deserving blame, worthy of condemnation; guilty, blameworthy
dilatory
(adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone; stalling, slow, tardy, laggard
egregious
(adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense); glaring, flagrant, blatant
equivocate
(v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous; hedge
evanescent
(adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy; ephemeral, transient, transitory
irresolute
(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating; indecisive, vacillating, wavering
nebulous
(adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct; hazy, fuzzy, murky
novice
(n.) one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (also used adjectivally); neophyte, tyro, trainee, apprentice
penury
(n.) extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency, destitution, indigence
pretentious
(adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious, ostentatious
recapitulate
(v.) to review a series of facts; to sum up; to go over; (recap)
resuscitate
(v.) to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence, revitalize, restore, reactivate
slovenly
(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless, unkempt, lax
supposition
(n.) something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence; assumption, presumption, hypothesis
torpid
(adj.) inactive, sluggish, dull, lethargic, languid

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