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Vocabulary Unit 7

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austere
(adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
beneficent
(adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
cadaverous
(adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
concoct
(v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
crass
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
debase
(v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
desecrate
(v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
disconcert
(v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of
grandiose
(adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
inconsequential
(adj.) trifling, unimportant
infraction
(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation
mitigate
(v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
pillage
(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty
prate
(v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
punctilious
(adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
redoubtable
(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
reprove
(v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke
restitution
(n.) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
stalwart
(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
vulnerable
(adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected