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Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level C Unit 2

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bountiful
(adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
durable
(adj.) sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; (n. pl.) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years
venerate
(v.) to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect
invalidate
(v.) to make valueless, take away all force or effect
congested
(adj., part.) overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess
minimize
(v.) to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
wanton
(adj.) reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals; (n.) a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals
frugal
(adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
detriment
(n.) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
glut
(v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of over-stuffing; (n.) an oversupply
enterprising
(adj.) energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination
banter
(v.) to exchange playful remarks, tease; (n.) talk that is playful and teasing
legendary
(adj.) described in well-known stories; existing in old stories (legends) rather than in real life
incognito
(adj., adv.) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity; (n.) the state of being disguised; a person in disguise
maim
(v.) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
gingerly
(adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution
avowed
(adj. part.) declared openly and without shame, acknowledged
antics
(n. pl.) ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions
veer
(v.) to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
oblique
(adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct