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Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Workshop Level F Units 1-3
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(n.) The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval.
S: Commendation, Sanction
A: disapproval, condemnation, censure
(v.) To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench.
S: Mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
A: Intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
(n.) A combination, union or merger for some specific purpose.
S: Alliance, league, federation, combine
(n.) Decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence.
S: Degeneration, corruption
A: Rise, growth, development, maturation
(v.) To draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person).
S: Call forth, evoke, extract, educe
A: Repress, quash, squelch, stifle
(v.) To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning.
S: Protest, remonstrate, complain
(adj.) Used so often as to lack freshness or originality.
S: Banal, trite, commonplace, corny
A: New, fresh, novel, original
(n.) A gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing).
S: Pause, lacuna
A: Continuity, continuation
(n.) A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense).
S: Insinuation, intimation
A: Direct Statement
(v.) To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement.
S: Intervene, mediate
(adj.) Wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence).
S: Sated, surfeited, cloyed.
A: Unspoiled, uncloyed
(adj.) Causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint.
S: Gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
A: Pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
(adj.) Worthy, deserving recognition and praise.
S: Praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
A: Blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
(adj.) Peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset.
S: Irritable, testy
A: Even-tempered, placid, serene
(n.) A special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence.
S: perquisite, perk
(adj.) Pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or in outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) A person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier froma province or colony
S: (adj.) Narrow-minded, parochial
A: (adj.) Cosmopolitan, catholic
(v.) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the out signs of.
S: Feign, pretend
(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed.
S: Surpass, outstrip
(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offence, resentment; a vague suspicion.
S: irritation, annoyance
A: Pleasure, delight
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety, fatty, oily; pliable.
S: mealymouthed, servile
A: gruff, blunt
(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming.
S: Amend, better
(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity.
(adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
(adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers.
(n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish talk or thinking; nonsense; (v.) to let saliva flow from mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly.
S: (n.) Hogwash (v.) slaver
(n.) a summary, condensed account; and instance that represents a larger reality.
S: Abstract, model
(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly.
(adj., adv.) by virtue of holding a certain office.
(v.) to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds.
S: Encroach, impinge
A: Stay in bounds
(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
S: Cozy up to
(n.) one who moves in where he of she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder.
(adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part.
(v.) to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval.
(n.) weariness of body or mind, lack of energy
(n.) a period of one thousand years; a period of great joy.
A: Day of judgement
(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural.
S: (adj.) Supernatural
A: (adj.) Common
(v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through.
(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to; (adj.) characterized be excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process.
S: (v.) Provoke (adj.) Reckless
A: (adj.) Wary
(adj.) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste.
(v.) to think or believe withour certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof.
S: (v.) infer (n.) inference
(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for.
(n.) The modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend.
(adj.) Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital.
(v.) To assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute.
(adj.) Roundabout, not direct.
(v.) To sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.
A: Feel no sympathy for
(v.) To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit; to urge someone.
(v.) To make easy, cause to progress faster, speed up.
(v.) to make amends, make up for; to avert.
(n.) A state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; (v.) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
S: (n.) Commotion, turmoil
A: (n.) Peace and quiet
(adj.) Resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental.
(adj.) Existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.
(adj.) Not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.
(v.) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use.
(n.) A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior).
A: Inability or incapacity
(n.) Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.
(adj.) Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government.
(adj.) Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.
(adj.) Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid).
(v.) To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
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