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Sadlier Oxford Level F - Unit 14 Vocabulary

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amenable
willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible
berate
to scold sharply
carnage
large-scale slaughter of loss of life
credulous
to ready to believe, easily deceived
criterion (criteria)
a rule, test; standard for judgment or evaluation
deplete
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
expatiate
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
extraneous
coming from the outside, foreign; present but no essential, irrelevant
inception
the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
infirmity
a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, mortal, etc.)
jejune
lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
obdurate
stubborn, unyielding
potpourri
a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spice for scent
precocious
showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
sadistic
dilighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
sententious
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
supplicate
to beg earnestly and humbly
surfeit
an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; to feed or supply with anything in excess
tortuous
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
turgid
swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language