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Sadlier-Oxford Level D Review Unit 1-3

Set of 60 vocab words For Sadlier Oxford's Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 1-3
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admonish
to caution or advise against something; to scold mildly; to remind of a duty
breach
an opening, gap, rupture, rift; a violation or infration; to create an opening, break through
brigand
a bandit, robber, outlaw, highwayman
circumspect
careful, cautious
commandeer
to seize for military or official use
cumbersome
clumsy, hard to handle; slow-moving
deadlock
a standstill resulting from the opposition of two equal forces or factions; to bring to such a standstill
debris
scattered fragments, wreckage
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or widely; wordy, long-winded, or unfocused; scattered or widely spread
dilemma
a difficult or perplexing situation or problem
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticed
muddle
to make a mess of; to get by; a hopeless mess
opinionated
stubborn and often unreasonable in holding to one's own ideas, having a closed mind
perennial
lasting for a long time
predispose
to incline to beforehand
relinquish
to let go, give up
salvage
to save from fire or shipwreck property thus saved
spasmodic
sudden and violent but brief, fitful, intermittent
spurious
not genuine, not true, not valid
unbridled
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
adjourn
to stop proceedings temporarily
alien
citizen of another country
comely
having a pleasing appearance
compensate
to make up for
dissolute
loose in one's morals
erratic
not regular or consistent
expulsion
the process of driving or forcing out
feint
a deliberately deceptive movement
fodder
Food for horses or cattle
fortify
to strengthen, build up
illegible
difficult or impossible to read
jeer
to make fun of rudely
lucrative
bringing in money
mediocre
average, ordinary
proliferate
to reproduce, increase, spread rapidly
subjugate
to conquer by force
sully
soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
tantalize
to tease
terse
brief and to the point
unflinching
firm, no signs of fear
Abridge
To make shorter
Adherent
A follower, supporter
Altercation
An angry argument
Cherubic
Resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
Condone
To pardon or overlook
Dissent
To disagree
Eminent
Famous, outstanding, distinguished
Exorcise
To drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
Fabricate
To make, manufacture; to make up, invent
Irate
Angry
Marauder
A raider, plunderer
Gluttony
engaging in extreme eating or drinking; greedy overindulgence
Pauper
An extremely poor person
Pilfer
To steal in small quantities
Rift
A split, break, breach
Semblance
A likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
Surmount
To overcome, rise above
Terminate
To bring to an end
Trite
Commonplace; overused,stale
Usurp
To seize and hold a position by force or without right