20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 15

Level C unit 15 words 1-20
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abyss
a deep or bottomless pit (n.)
befall
to happen, occur; to happen to (v.)
crucial
of supreme importance, decisive, critical (adj.)
dregs
the last remaining part; the part of least worth (n. pl.)
embody
to give form to; to incorporate, include; to personify (v.)
exasperate
to irritate, annoy, or anger (v.)
fiasco
the complete collapse or failure of a project (n.)
garnish
to adorn or decorate, especially food (v.); an ornament or decoration, especially for food (n.)
heritage
an inheritance; a birthright (n.)
inert
lifeless, unable to move or act; slow, inactive (adj.)
mercenary
acting or working for self-gain only (adj.); a hired soldier, a soldier of fortune (n.)
negligent
marked by carelessness or indifference; failing to do wat should be done (adj.)
oblivion
forgetfulness, disregard; a state of being forgotten; an amnesty, general pardon (n.)
opus
an impressive piece of work, especially a musical composition or other work of art (n.)
pallid
pale, lacking color; weak and lifeless (adj.)
parable
a short narrative designed to teach a moral lesson (n.)
rational
based on reasoning; able to make use of reason; sensible, reasonable (adj.)
reciprocal
shared (adj.); involving give-and-take between two persons or things; working in both directions (math) a number that, when multiplied by another number, gives 1 (n.)
stricture
a limitation or restriction; a criticism; (medicine) a narrowing of a passage in the body (n.)
veneer
a thin outer layer; a surface appearance or decoration (n.); to cover with a thin layer (v.)