Sadlier-Oxford: Level G: Units 1-3
Terms in this set (60)
To approach and speak first, to confront
A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
Wanting something to the point of greed
Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
Swiftness, rapid motion
Straying or wandering from a direct course, done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
In chess, an opening move that involves risk of a minor piece in order to gain advantage; any opening move of this type
Calm, peaceful, happy, golden
Acting obnoxiously dramatic
Causing fires, tending to cause strife or rebellion
A huge whirlpool of violence and destruction
Nearsighted, lacking a broad or realistic view of a situation
Open, not hidden
To make worse
The state of being proper
Improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
Asking humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, a suitor
An object that is considered to have luck or magical powers, an amulet
To move in a wave-like motion
Able to retain ideas or information, concerned with getting wealth or property.
To claim or take without right.
To work on excessively.
Finding fault in a petty or nasty way. Nit-picking.
Holding or sticking together.
To change from a liquid to a solid.
To imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model.
A formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute.
To shun, to keep away from.
So great or demanding as not to be satisfied. (Appitites)
Refusing to compromise, stubborn.
Offensive or hateful.
Generosity in giving.
A survey made for military purposes.
To establish by evidence, to prove.
Habitually silent or quiet.
To stall to gain time.
Capable of being held or defended.
To pronouce distinctly
To prance around exuberantly or playfully
To express strong disapproval
To be very upset
High praise to the deceased at funerals
To display clearly
To remove from the grave
Weak, lacking strength
Dark, gloomy, lacking in clarity
Developed or created at the very beginning
Nearness in place or time, proximity
Not usual, unexpected
A visionary view of an ideal world
Language that is too wordy
Green in color, immature experience
Gluey quality, sticky, thick