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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 9

The With-it Group is back, creating sets for Vocabulary Workshop and WordMasters. This is for Vocabulary Workshop, Level C, Unit 9.
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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a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world (n.)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.)
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