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Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Level H - Unit 10
Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level H (2005 edition) - Unit 10
Terms in this set (20)
a chronological misplacing of events, objects, customs, or persons in regard to each other
Ex: The story which tells how the two went out one morning to dance round a tree of liberty in a meadow is an anachronism , though in keeping with their opinions
of doubtful or questionable authenticity
Ex: But it is also probable that these apocryphal versions are based on a genuine original.
to hide or disguise one's true thoughts, feelings, or intentions
Ex: When people dissimulate, they hide their true feelings, intentions, or nature.
highly elaborate or ornate; vividly colored; strikingly brilliant or bold
Ex: The audience didn't applaud because the play was good, but because they loved the flamboyant lead actor.
extremely slight; incapable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
Ex: Such changes are imperceptible to even the best-trained eye.
a uniformed male servant; a servile follower
Ex: The lackey tossed her onto a hard couch in the rear of the house opposite a closed patio door.
the most suitable or exact word or expression
Ex: Bennett Miller is a filmmaker who thinks his way long and hard into each project, and indeed each sentence, always groping for the mot juste.
a member of the ruling class; a person of high or noble rank or of prominent social standing
belonging to, befitting, or characteristic of such a person
Ex: He came from a wealthy patrician family.
to make someone or something favorably inclined toward oneself; to conciliate, satisfy, or appease
Ex: These ancient ceremonies propitiate the spirits of the waters.
thus so; intentionally written so
Ex: "They made there [sic] beds."
keenness of insight; quickness or accuracy of judgment
Ex: Sara had acumen, a trait her manager saw as a reason to make her head of the department.
to act as judge in a matter; to settle through the use of a judge or legal tribunal
Ex: Because Julia didn't show up, Mark adjudicated the musical group.
a difference in equality in age, rank, degree, amount, or quality; a dissimilarity, unlikeness
Ex: There was a striking disparity in the staff at Willhelm elementary; it seemed that some teachers weren't qualified.
derived from, dependent upon, or guided by practical experience, observation, or experiment, rather than by theory; so verifiable
Ex: The empirical skeptic appropriately responds: how do you know?
offensively insincere or excessive; disgusting, sickening
Ex: Erika was fulsome in conversation, making it harder for her to have close friends.
to kill as a sacrifice, especially by fire; to destroy or renounce for the sake of another
Ex: On the full moon, the witches immolated a raccoon to cleanse the woods.
the contact or means of communication between groups; someone acting as such a contact; any close relationship; a thickening or binding agent used in cooking
Ex: The string phone acted as a liaison for the two groups.
characterized by massiveness, solidness, and total uniformity
Ex: The monolithic senior class of the high school walked out to the field in all grey uniforms.
the total rejection of existing laws, institutions, and moral values; extreme radicalism
Ex: Grandpa Joe said, "Today's nihilistic youth is stuck on socialism!"
to redirect the energy of a biological or instinctual impulse into a higher or more acceptable channel
Ex: Instead of biting my nails, I sublimated my habit for crochet.
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