Sadlier Oxford Level B Unit 14

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affliction
(n.) a physical ailment; a cause of pain or trouble, misfortune
akin
(adj.) related by blood; having similar qualities or character
cosmopolitan
(adj.) found in most parts of the world; having many fields of interest; of worldwide scope, sophisticated
elongate
(v.) to grow in length, become longer; to extend the length of
gala
(n.) a public entertainment marking a special event, a festive occasion; (adj.) festive, showy
gaudy
(adj.) flashy, showy; not good in taste
gratitude
(n.) appreciation, thankfulness
heed
(v.) pay careful attention to, notice; to be guided by; (n.) close attention, consideration
hoax
(n.) an action intended to trick or deceive, a fraud;
(v.) to trick, deceive
impartial
(adj.) just, unbiased, fair, not taking sides
impostor
(n.) a swindler, deceiver; one who uses a false name or character to cheat
inflate
(v.) to fill with air or gas; to swell or puff out; to make something appear larger than it is
meager
(adj.) poor, scant, unsatisfactory; thin, slight
meditate
(v.) to think about deeply and quietly, reflect upon; to plan, intend
nutritious
(adj.) nourishing, valuable and satisfying as food
oppress
(v.) to rule or govern cruelly or unjustly; to weigh heavily upon
pedestrian
(n.) one who goes on foot; (adj.) relating to walking; on foot; ordinary, unimaginative
transmit
(v.) to send on, pass along, send out
vanquish
(v.) to defeat in a battle or contest, overthrow; to overcome a feeling or condition
wan
(adj.) unnaturally pale or sickly looking; lacking vitality;dim, faint; weak ineffectual

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