20 terms

Vocabulary Workshop - Level C - Unit 6

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abashed
(adj. part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed
aloof
(adj) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice)
anguish
(n) great mental suffering, distress, or plain; (v) to be deeply tormented pain or sorrow
articulate
(v) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into 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; tact and cleverness; (v) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgement, or skilful 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 form of 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