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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Units 7-9 Review

The With-it Group is back, creating sets for Vocabulary Workshop and WordMasters. This is for Vocabulary Workshop, Level C, Units 7-9.
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acme
the highest point (n.)
attribute
a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something (n.); to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from (v.)
belittle
to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value (v.)
convey
to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to (v.)
doctrine
a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles (n.)
excise
to remove by cutting (v.); an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service (n.)
exotic
foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual (adj.)
haggard
thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking (adj.)
jaunty
lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance (adj.)
juncture
a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time (n.)
menial
lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity (adj.); a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks (n.)
parry
to ward of, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid (v.); a defensive movement in fencing and other sports (n.)
predatory
preying on, plundering, or piratical (adj.)
ravage
to destroy, lay waste, ruin (v.); ruinous damage, destruction (n.)
stance
a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue (n.)
tawdry
showy and flashy but lacking in good taste (adj.)
turncoat
a person who switches to an opposing side or party (n.)
unassuming
not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest (adj.)
wallow
to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance (v.); a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse (n.)
waver
to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision (v.)
abut
to join at one end or 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 conversation, 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 (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time) (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 (v.)
apt
suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn (adj.)
awry
in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course (adj., adv.)
bludgeon
a short club used as a weapon (n.); to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point (v.)
capitulate
to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel (v.)
chafe
to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against (v.); a sore or injury caused by rubbing (n.)
defile
to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of (v., trans.); to march in a single line or in columns (v., intrans.); a narrow passage; gorge, canyon (n.)
dire
dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster (adj.)
disarming
charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion (adj.)
disgruntled
in bad humor, discontented, annoyed (adj., part.)
encroach
to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass (v.)
endow
to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality (v.)
fend
to ward off, resist; to get along, manage (v.)
impunity
freedom from punishment (n.)
mien
air, manner; appearance; expression (n.)
penal
having to do with punishment (adj.)
pertinent
related to the matter at hand, to the point (adj.)
predominant
the greatest in strength or power; most common (adj.)
prodigy
something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent (n.)
recluse
a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world (n.)
renown
fame, glory (n.)