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Vocabulary workshop level C unit 11

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appease
V to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to; pacify, mollify, placate, propitiate
belated
ADJ late, tardy; delayed, behindhand
calamitous
ADJ causing great misfortune; disastrous, catastrophic, ruinous, fatal
cite
V to quote; to mention; to summon to appear in court; to commend, recommend; refer to, enumerate, subpoena
conventional
ADJ in line with accepted ideas or standards; trite; ordinary, commonplace, orthodox
decoy
V to lure into a trap; entice, entrap; N a person or thing used to lure into a trap; lure, bait
delve
V to dig; to search deeply and thoroughly into; probe, investigate
ensue
V to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result
gallantry
N heroic courage; respect and courtesy; an act or statement markeb by a high level of courtesy; chivalrousness, valor, daring
impart
V to make known, tell; to give, pass something on; transmit, bestow, grant
judicious
ADJ using or showing good judgement, wise, sensible; thoughtful, prudent, shrewd, astute
mediate
V to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between; settle, arbitrate, umpire, referee; ADJ occupying a middle position; indirect, acting through an intermediary
milieu
N the setting, surroundings, environment
outlandish
ADJ strange, freadish, weird, foreign-looking; out-of-the-way, geographically remote, exceeding resonable limits; peculiar, bizarre, odd, unorthodox, unconventional
overbearing
ADJ domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant; high-handed, overriding
pert
ADJ high-spirited; lively; bold, saucy; jaunty; vivacious, impudent, fresh
quirk
N a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn; peculiarity,oddity, eccentricity
regale
V to feast, entertain agreeably; amuse, divert
shiftless
ADJ lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient; careless, sloppy, lackadaisical
taint
N a stain or spot; a mard of corruption or dishonor; blot; V to stain or contaminate; soil, tarnish, pollute