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22 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Workshop: Level F: Unit 7: Definitions

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desecrate
verb; to commit sacrilege, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
inconsequential
adjective; trifling, unimportant
concoct
verb; to prepare by combining ingredients; to devise or invent
disconcert
verb; to confuse; to disturb the composure of
cadaverous
adjective; pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
grandiose
adjective; grand in an impressive way; marked by pompous affection of behavior
debase
verb; to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate
beneficent
adjective; performing acts of kindness or charity; doing good
crass
adjective; coarse, unfeeling; stupid
desist
verb; to cease doing something, forbear
austere
adjective; severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain, harsh;
infraction
noun; breaking of a law or obligation
redoubtable
adjective; inspiring fear or awe
pillage
verb; to rob of goods by open force, to plunder; noun: the act of looting, booty
vulnerable
adjective; under attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
stipend
noun; a fixed sum of money paid periodically for services
restitution
verb; making good for loss or damage
prate
verb; to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
punctilious
adjective; very careful or exact;
reprove
verb; to find fault with; to scold
stalwart
adjective; strong or sturdy; brave; Noun: a strong person or supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
mitigate
verb; to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity