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26 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Unit 6

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avarice
N, an excessive desire to acquire and possess wealth
avid
ADJ, extremely eager, anxious, or enthusiastic
badger
V, to tease; to annoy with a constant string of petty torments
baffle
V, to puzzle completely
banal
ADJ, made stale by constant use or repitition
Belligerent
ADJ or N, warring, actually engaged in war; warlike or hostile
Benign
ADJ, gentle and kindly
Bicker
V, to engage in petty quarreling
Bizarre
ADJ, weird or fantastic
Bland
ADJ, mild or gentle
War of Nerves
war using propaganda, ads and words
Amphibious Operation
a military operation by both land and sea forces
Blitzkrieg
swift military attacks, usually by air
Pacification
to cruch all opposition
Pacifist
one opposed to war
worked like a trojan
worked til you collapsed
a sumptuous repast
a good meal
slept like a dog
slept heavily
prostrate with grief
overcome with sadness, sulk
lost his shirt at the track
gamble away his life
paint the town red
have the night of your life
a red herring
something that diverts attention from the main issue; a false clue, liar
a round robin
a tournament in which every contestant plays every other contestant
a stool pigeon
a person employed or acting as a decoy
a loan shark
usurar
an eager beaver
a person who always want to work or do something extra