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Sadlier Oxford Level F - Unit 13 Vocabulary

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Abet
To encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
Aver
To affirm, declare confidently
Blatant
Noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
Broach
To bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the waterl to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
Buttress
To support, prop up, strengthen; a supporting structure
Carousal
Noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
Collate
To compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
Connoisseur
An expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts
Disconsolate
Deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
Encumber
To weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt); to fill up, block up, hinder
Foment
To promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
Grisly
Frightful, horrible, ghastly
Herculean
Relating to Hercules; characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
Impassive
Showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
Inauspicious
Unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
Incontrovertible
Unquestionable, beyond dispute
Nonplussed
Puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
Opportune
Suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
Prolific
Abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
Rejoinder
A reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit