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level F Units 10, 11, 12

oxford vocabulary book level f
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specious
(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real emrit
sear
(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeelign; to parch , dessicate, singe
satiate
(v.) to satisfy completely, to fell to excess; adj. full, satisfied
salient
(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; promintent,s tanidng out conspicuous; n. a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward
pernicious
(adj.) extremely harmful, deadly, fatal
perceptive
(adj.)having sympathetic insight or understanding, cappable of keen appreciation
palpable
(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard or recognized
inculate
(v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
heresy
(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
gauche
(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
foist
(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass of as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
florid
(adj.) highly colored, reddish, excessively ornate, showy
dowdy
(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby, lacking smartness and good taste
disseminate
(v.) to scatter or spread widely
discursive
(adj., v.) passing aimlessly from one place to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
denizen
(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
corroborate
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
contingent
(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain evens or conditions; happenign by chance; n. a representative group forming part of a larger body
censurable
(adj.) deserving of blame or correction
abstemonious
(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); characterized by abstinence and self-discipline
accrue
(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
annotation
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion
covert
(adj.) hidden, disguised, a purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
debonair
(adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
dun
(v.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy
efficacious
(adj.) effective, producing results
equanimity
(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic
fortuitous
(adj.) accidental, by chance
gist
(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence
gratuitous
(adj.) freely given, not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
imperious
(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
invective
(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative
motley
(adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester
munificent
(adj.) extremely generous, lavish
procrastinate
(v) to unnecessarily delay, postpone, put off
provocative
(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
reprobate
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
sedentary
characterized by or calling for continued stitting; remaining in one place
absolve
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
n.) a respresentation (especially a drawing) in which the subject's features are deliberately exaggerated; (v.) to present someone or something in a deliberately distorted way
clangor
(n.) a loud ringing sound; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise
contiguous
(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time
cupidity
(n.) an eager desire for something; greed
deleterious
(adj.) harfmul, injurious
enhance
(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
enthrall
(v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
extenuate
(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
implicit
(adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts of reservations, unquestioning; potentially contained in
incisive
(adj.) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
ostencious
(adj.) marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
paragon
(n.) a model of excellence or perfection
paraphrase
(v.) to restate in other words; (n.)a statement that presents a given idea in new language
politic
(adj.)prudent, shrewedly concieved and developed; artful, expedient
prosaic
(adj.) dull, lacking in distinction and originality; matter-of-fact, straightforward; characteristic of prose, not poetic
redundant
(adj.) extra, excess, more than is needed; wordy, repetitive; profuse, lush
scantimonious
(adj.)making a show of virtue or righteousness; hypocritically moralistic or pious, self-righteous, canting, holier-than-thou
scintillating
(adj., part.) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
winsome
(adj.) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence)