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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level D Unit 11

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staccato
(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style
reek
(n.) an unpleasant smell (v.) to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression
quaver
(v.) to shake, tremble; to trill
depreciation
(n.) lessening in value, a belittling
demure
(adj.) sober, serious in manner, modest
concise
(adj.) expressing much in a few words
comport
(v.) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
brevity
(n.) shortness
statute
(n.) a law
squander
(v.) to spend foolishly, waste
rivulet
(n.) a small stream
relentless
(adj.) unyielding, harsh, without pity
recoup
(v.) to make up for, regain
recoil
(v.) to spring back, shrink (n.) the act of springing back
proponent
(n.) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
garble
(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
forestall
(v.) to prevent by acting first
enlightened
(adj.) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
divulge
(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public
deteriorate
(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away