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Unit 9 Advanced

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