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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 8

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level C Unit 8 vocabulary definitions.
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abut
to join at one end or to be next to; to support, prop up (v.)
attire
clothes, apparel, garb (n.); to dress, adorn, or bedeck (v.)
avail
to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit (v.) use, benefit, or value (n.)
crony
a very close friend, pal, chum, buddy (n.)
cryptic
puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic (adj.)
divergent
going in different directions; different from each other; departing from convention, deviant (adj.)
enmity
hatred, ill-will (n.)
fervent
very earnest, emotional, passionate, extremely hot (adj.)
gaunt
thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren (adj.)
infiltrate
to pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily (v.)
nullify
to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out (v.)
perceptible
capable of being grasped by the sense or mind (adj.)
plummet
to plunge straight down (v.); a weight fastened to a line (n.)
proclaim
to declare publicly or officially (v.)
proxy
an agent, substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place (n.)
rankle
to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (v.)
scavenger
a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies (n.)
stint
to limit, be sparing or frugal (v.); a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity (n.)
stoical
self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain (adj.)
unflagging
tireless, continuing with vigor (adj.)