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Unit 9 Advanced
Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level B
(v.) to go through an area in order to procure votes, sales, or opinions; to go over in detail; to discuss
Syn: lively, colorful, descriptive
(adj.) happening by chance or on an irregular basis; showing little concern; informal
A witness gave the reporter a _______ account of the destruction caused by the tornado.
(adj.) sad, gloomy, unhappy; (n.) sadness, gloominess
The _______ who had witnessed the collision gave his statement to the police.
Syn: dry up, dehydrate, desiccate
(adj.) treated unfairly and cruelly, oppressed
The treaty is of _____________ importance to the security of our nation.
(adj.) lifelike, vivid; relating to the pictorial arts
Syn: step up, quicken, hasten
(v.) to evade or belittle a point by twisting words or raising minor objectives; (n.) a petty objection
Ant: cancel, repeal, annual, veto
(n.) a difficult or painful experience, a trial
After suffering much damage in the storm, the small craft was left to ___________ about helplessly.
(adj.) horrible, revolting, ghastly
Syn: majestic, stately, princely, august
(v.) to mother, prevent from breathing; to hold back or choke off
Ant: active participant
The wrestler let out a coarse burst of laughter when his ___________ opponent entered the ring.
(adj.) of less than normal strength or size; of no importance
The tune and the lyrics of the song were filled with ____________.
(v.) to wear away gradually, eat away
Ant: nauseate, sicken, revolt, repeal
Ant: give up, discontinue
Ant: slow down, retard, decelerate
Syn: corrode, abrade
The fields of Oklahoma were __________ by drought in the 1930s.
It must have been the gloom of the house and the steady rain that made me feel so __________.
To ________________ shoppers into the store, salespersons were giving away coupons for free gifts.