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20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 10

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Askance
with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval
Attenuate
to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force
Benign
Gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding
Cavil
to find fualt in a petty way; trivial objection
Charlata
one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, imposter
Decimate
to kill or destroy a large part of
Foible
a weak point, falling, minor flaw
forgo
to do without
fraught
full of or loaded with
inure
to toughen, harden
luminous
emitting or reflecting light
obsequious
marked by slavish attentiveness
obtuse
blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding
oscillate
to swing back and forth with a steady rhythem
penitent
regretful for one's sins or mistakes
peremptory
having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for devate
rebuff
to snub; to repel, drive away; a rejection
reconnoiter
to make a preliminary inspection
shambles
a slaughterhouse
sporadic
occurring at irregurlar intervals