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Sadlier-Oxford Vocab F Unit 13

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level F Unit 13
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abet
(v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
aver
(v.) to affirm, declare confidently
blatant
(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
broach
(v.) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to pierce; (n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
buttress
(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure
carousal
(n.) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
collate
(v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some scientific purpose
connoisseur
(n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts
disconsolate
(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
encumber
(v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
foment
(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
grisly
(adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean
(adj.) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercare h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusal strength
impassive
(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
inauspicious
(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
incontrovertible
(adj.) unquestionable, beyond despute
nonplussed
(adj., part.) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
opportune
(adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occuring at an appropriate time
prolific
(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
rejoinder
(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendent in a legal suit