Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Units 4-6

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 5
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addendum
(n.) a thing that is added; an appendix or addition to a book or written document
aghast
(adj.) filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror
ample
(adj.) more than enough, large, spacious
apparition
(n.) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance
assert
(v.) to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully
cower
(v.) to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame
disdain
(v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully; (n.) a feeling of contempt
epitaph
(n.) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
ethical
(adj.) having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase
facetious
(adj.) humorous, not meant seriously
inaudible
(adj.) not able to be heard
indiscriminate
(adj.) without restraint or control; unselective
intrigue
(n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting; (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite the curiosity
jurisdiction
(n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice
plausible
(adj.) appearing true, reasonable, or fair
plebeian
(adj.) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; (n.) a common person, member of the lower class
prodigal
(adj.) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; (n.) one who is wasteful and self-indulgent
proximity
(n.) nearness, closeness
pulverize
(v.) to grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments)
volatile
(adj.) highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state
annul
(v) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare legally invalid or void
blasé
(adj) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures; apathetic
bolster
(v) to support, give a boost to; (n) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post
deplore
(v) to feel or express regret or disapproval
frivolous
(adj) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously
muster
(v) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to, comprise, include; (n) a list of men for military service; a gathering, accumulation
nonentity
(n) a person or thing of no importance
obsess
(v) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind
ornate
(adj) elaborately decorated; showily splendid
oust
(v) to remove, drive out of a position or place
peruse
(v) to read thoroughly and carefully
porous
(adj) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water
promontory
(n) a high point of land extending into water
prone
(adj) lying face down; inclined, likely
qualm
(n) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea
recourse
(n) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection
residue
(n) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed
solicitous
(adj) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something
staid
(adj) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
sustain
(v) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of
abashed
(adj) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
aloof
(adj) withdrawn, standing apart from others(usually as a matter of choice)
anguish
(n) great mental suffering, distress, or pain (v) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow
articulate
(v) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system (adj) able to use language effectively expressed clearly and forcefully
bask
(v) to be in, or expose oneself to, pleasant warmth, to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from.
defect
(n) an imperfection, flaw or blemish of some kind (v) to desert a cause or organization
finesse
(n) delicate skill tack or cleverness (v) to accomplish something by cleverness good judgement or skillful evasion
flaunt
(v.) to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way
forthright
(adj.) frank, direct, straightforward
genial
(adj.) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm
instill
(v.) to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in
ostracize
(v.) to exclude from a group, banish, send away
premonition
(n.) forewarning or foreboding of a future event
pseudonym
(n.) a pen name, name assumed by a writer
purge
(v.) to wash away impurities, clean up; (n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively
rehabilitate
(v.) to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position
repercussion
(n.) an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation
resolute
(adj.) bold, determined; firm
retentive
(adj.) able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily
scapegoat
(n.) a person or thing carrying the blame for others