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Oxford English 2 Unit 1: 'How do we build bridges?'
to swell
innovations
to expand
empire
to become larger and rounder than usual
new ways of doing things
to become larger; to grow
many territories and peoples controlled by one government (e.…
to swell
to become larger and rounder than usual
innovations
new ways of doing things
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Sadlier-Oxford Building and Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 24
peremptory
perjure
permeate
pernicious
a.Having the nature of a command in that it does not allow di…
To lie deliberately while under oath to tell the truth.
To spread through; to penetrate.
Highly injurious or harmful.
peremptory
a.Having the nature of a command in that it does not allow di…
perjure
To lie deliberately while under oath to tell the truth.
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Sadlier Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 13
Dilapidated
Dilatory
Diligent
Dire
adjective; Fallen into disrepair or partial ruin
Adjective; Inclined to put things off; intended to postpone s…
Adjective; Hardworking' thorough and persistent
Adjective; Dreadful or disastrous; bleak or cheerless
Dilapidated
adjective; Fallen into disrepair or partial ruin
Dilatory
Adjective; Inclined to put things off; intended to postpone s…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 9
caustic
censor
censure
chagrin
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
Anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or viewing matter; to…
Open and strong criticism or disapproval; to criticize severe…
Irritation, embarrassment, or humiliation caused by disappoin…
caustic
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
censor
Anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or viewing matter; to…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lessons 1-7
abdicate
abet
abhor
abject
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely.
a. Wretched, miserable;degrading, humiliating. b. Mean-spirit…
abdicate
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
abet
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
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Sadlier Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 15
entice
entreat
envisage
Epithet
verb; to lead on by arousing hope or desire
verb; to ask or petition earnestly
verb; to have a mental image of something, especially when th…
noun; a) a word or phrase used to describe or characterize so…
entice
verb; to lead on by arousing hope or desire
entreat
verb; to ask or petition earnestly
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Sadlier Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 14
electic
effete
efficacious
effrontery
adjective; choosing what seems best from various sources... noun…
adjective; worn-out or exhausted; marked by weakness, self in…
adjective; capable of producing the desired effect
noun; shameless boldness
electic
adjective; choosing what seems best from various sources... noun…
effete
adjective; worn-out or exhausted; marked by weakness, self in…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 8
Bungle
Bureaucracy
Buttress
Cajole
Definition: to mismanage or make a mess of.... Synonyms: botch,…
Definition: a complicated system of administrative agencies a…
Defintion: Noun - A support or reinforcement.... Verb - To suppo…
Definition: to persuade or obtain by flattery or deceit... Syno…
Bungle
Definition: to mismanage or make a mess of.... Synonyms: botch,…
Bureaucracy
Definition: a complicated system of administrative agencies a…
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Sadlier Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 15 Syn. & Ant.
entice
entice
entreat
entreat
verb; to lead on by arousing hope or desire
Syn: tempt, lure, coax... Ant: repel, scare off, frighten away
verb; to ask or petition earnestly
Syn: implore, beg, urge
entice
verb; to lead on by arousing hope or desire
entice
Syn: tempt, lure, coax... Ant: repel, scare off, frighten away
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Sadlier-Oxford Building and Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 24
peremptory
perjure
permeate
pernicious
a.Having the nature of a command in that it does not allow di…
To lie deliberately while under oath to tell the truth.
To spread through; to penetrate.
Highly injurious or harmful.
peremptory
a.Having the nature of a command in that it does not allow di…
perjure
To lie deliberately while under oath to tell the truth.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 2
adjourn
adverse
advocate
aesthetic
a. To close formally. b. To put off to another time; to move…
Hostile in purpose or effect; unfavorable.
a. (v) To speak or argue in favor of; to give active public s…
Pertaining to a sense of beauty; artistic.
adjourn
a. To close formally. b. To put off to another time; to move…
adverse
Hostile in purpose or effect; unfavorable.
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Sadlier Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary - Lesson 17
fiasco
fickle
filch
finesse
noun; a complete failure, a bottle or flask
adjective; likely to change for no apparent reason
verb; to steal slyly, especially small things
noun; skill, delicacy, or subtlety in doing something or hand…
fiasco
noun; a complete failure, a bottle or flask
fickle
adjective; likely to change for no apparent reason
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 2
adjourn
adverse
advocate
aesthetic
a. To close formally. b. To put off to another time; to move…
Hostile in purpose or effect; unfavorable.
a. (v) To speak or argue in favor of; to give active public s…
Pertaining to a sense of beauty; artistic.
adjourn
a. To close formally. b. To put off to another time; to move…
adverse
Hostile in purpose or effect; unfavorable.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 9
Vocab
caustic
censor
censure
SKRT SKRT
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
Anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or viewing matter; to…
Open and strong criticism or disapproval; to criticize severe…
Vocab
SKRT SKRT
caustic
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 9
caustic
censor
censure
chagrin
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
Anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or viewing matter; to…
Open and strong criticism or disapproval; to criticize severe…
Irritation, embarrassment, or humiliation caused by disappoin…
caustic
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
censor
Anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or viewing matter; to…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 19
haughty
heinous
ignominy
illicit
scornfully superior and aloof
grossly wicked or vile
dishonor or disgrace usually resulting from some sort of sham…
illegal
haughty
scornfully superior and aloof
heinous
grossly wicked or vile
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary lesson 6
avarice
avid
badger
baffle
An excessive desire to acquire and possess wealth; a combinat…
Extremely eager, anxious, or enthusiastic.
To tease; to annoy with a constant string of petty torments.
a. To puzzle completely. b. To prevent from achieving a goal.
avarice
An excessive desire to acquire and possess wealth; a combinat…
avid
Extremely eager, anxious, or enthusiastic.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 20
inception
indigent
ingenious
inherent
the beginning of something
impoverished; needy
showing remarkable originality, imagination, inventiveness or…
existing as a natural or essential part of
inception
the beginning of something
indigent
impoverished; needy
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 4
anomaly
apathy
appall
apprehend
A deviation from what is normal or expected.
Lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.
To fill with intense horror, fear, or dismay.
a. To arrest or take custody. b. To perceive or understand th…
anomaly
A deviation from what is normal or expected.
apathy
Lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 3-4
Apathy
Appall
Apprehend
Arbitrary
DEF: lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.... SYN: indifferenc…
DEF: to fill with intense horror, fear, or dismay... SYN: horri…
DEF: to arrest or take into custody OR to perceive or underst…
DEF: subject to or determined by one's judgment; random... OR ar…
Apathy
DEF: lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.... SYN: indifferenc…
Appall
DEF: to fill with intense horror, fear, or dismay... SYN: horri…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 18 Creaser
gape
garble
gloat
goad
To stare open-mouthed in amazement; to open wide.
To distort in such a way as to make unintelligible.
To regard with excessive or malicious satisfaction.
a. (n) A long pointed stick used for driving animals; anythin…
gape
To stare open-mouthed in amazement; to open wide.
garble
To distort in such a way as to make unintelligible.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 16
Exodus
Exotic
Expedient
Exploit
Noun - A departure, usually of large numbers of people.... Syno…
Adjective - Foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unus…
Adjective - Advantageous to one's interest or purpose.... Noun -…
Verb - To use to the greatest possible advantage, often selfi…
Exodus
Noun - A departure, usually of large numbers of people.... Syno…
Exotic
Adjective - Foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unus…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 2
adjourn
adverse
advocate
aesthetic
a. To close formally. b. To put off to another time; to move…
Hostile in purpose or effect; unfavorable.
a. (v) To speak or argue in favor of; to give active public s…
Pertaining to a sense of beauty; artistic.
adjourn
a. To close formally. b. To put off to another time; to move…
adverse
Hostile in purpose or effect; unfavorable.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 3
alienate
allege
allude
ambience
verb. To cause hostility or indifference where, love, friendl…
verb. To claim that something is true but without offering an…
verb. To refer to indirectly.... ex. Everyone is wondering if Ta…
noun. The surrounding or pervading atmosphere; the tone and s…
alienate
verb. To cause hostility or indifference where, love, friendl…
allege
verb. To claim that something is true but without offering an…
Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 5
astute
asylum
atone
atrocity
Keen of mind and judgment, especially in practical manners; c…
a. An institution that shelters and cares for mentally unbala…
To make up for or repent.
A savagely cruel, brutal, or inhuman deed; a monstrosity.
astute
Keen of mind and judgment, especially in practical manners; c…
asylum
a. An institution that shelters and cares for mentally unbala…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 19
haughty
heinous
ignominy
illicit
scornfully superior and aloof
grossly wicked or vile
dishonor or disgrace usually resulting from some sort of sham…
illegal
haughty
scornfully superior and aloof
heinous
grossly wicked or vile
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Sadlier - Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 19
Haughty
Heinous
Ignominy
Illicit
Adjective - Scornfully superior and aloof.... Synonyms: superci…
Adjective - Grossly wicked or vile... Synonyms: diabolic, villa…
Noun - Dishonor or disgrace usually resulting from some sort…
adjective - unlawful, illegal... Synonyms: unauthorized, unsanc…
Haughty
Adjective - Scornfully superior and aloof.... Synonyms: superci…
Heinous
Adjective - Grossly wicked or vile... Synonyms: diabolic, villa…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 22
mercenary
moot
morass
motley
noun - A hireling, especially a hired professional soldier.... a…
adjective - debatable and therefore unresolved.... Verb - to bri…
noun - a swamp or bog; a confused or degrading situation that…
noun - a kind of multicolored cloth; a garment made from this…
mercenary
noun - A hireling, especially a hired professional soldier.... a…
moot
adjective - debatable and therefore unresolved.... Verb - to bri…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 17 Creaser
fiasco
fickle
filch
finesse
A complete failure.
Likely to change for no apparent reason; inconsistent.
To steal slyly, especially small things.
a. (n) Skill, delicacy, or subtlety in doing something or han…
fiasco
A complete failure.
fickle
Likely to change for no apparent reason; inconsistent.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 5
Astute
Asylum
Atone
Atrocity
Adjective - Keen of mind and judgement, especially in practic…
Noun - (a) An institution that shelters and cares for mentall…
Verb - To make up for or repent.... The manager tried to atone f…
Noun - A savagely cruel, brutal, or inhuman deed; a monstrosi…
Astute
Adjective - Keen of mind and judgement, especially in practic…
Asylum
Noun - (a) An institution that shelters and cares for mentall…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 16 (Creaser)
exodus
exotic
expedient
exploit
A departure, usually of large numbers of people.
Foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual.
a. (adj.) Advantageous to one's interest or purpose.... b. (n.)…
a. (v.) To use to the greatest possible advantage, often self…
exodus
A departure, usually of large numbers of people.
exotic
Foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Fourth Edition - Lesson 5
astute
asylum
atone
atrocity
adj. keen of mind and judgement, especially in practical matt…
n. 1. an institution that shelters and cares for mentally unb…
v. to make up for or repent
n. a savagely cruel, brutal, or inhuman deed; a monstrosity
astute
adj. keen of mind and judgement, especially in practical matt…
asylum
n. 1. an institution that shelters and cares for mentally unb…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 21
Kudos
Lackadaisical
Legacy
Liability
Noun - The prestige or acclaim that results from some notewor…
Adjective - Sorely lacking in spirit, energy, or purpose.... Sy…
Noun - Something left to a person in a will; something handed…
Noun - A debt or obligation, especially of a financial nature…
Kudos
Noun - The prestige or acclaim that results from some notewor…
Lackadaisical
Adjective - Sorely lacking in spirit, energy, or purpose.... Sy…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Fourth Edition - Lesson 4
anomaly
apathy
appall
apprehend
n. a deviation from what is normal or expected
n. lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
v. to fill with intense horror, fear or dismay
1. v. to arrest or take into custody... 2. v. to perceive or und…
anomaly
n. a deviation from what is normal or expected
apathy
n. lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 8
bungle
bureaucracy
buttress
cajole
To mismanage or make a mess of.
A complicated system of administrative agencies and officials…
a. (n) A support or reinforcement. b. (v) To support or reinf…
To persuade or obtain flattery or deceit.
bungle
To mismanage or make a mess of.
bureaucracy
A complicated system of administrative agencies and officials…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 4
Anomaly
Apathy
Appall
Apprehend
noun. A deviation from what is normal or expected.... The geneti…
noun. Lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.... While some of t…
verb. To fill with intense horror, fear, or dismay... I was appa…
verb.... a. To arrest or take into custody.... police apprehended…
Anomaly
noun. A deviation from what is normal or expected.... The geneti…
Apathy
noun. Lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.... While some of t…
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Sadlier - Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 15
entice
Entreat
Envisage
Epithet
lure
petition
visualize
label, nickname
entice
lure
Entreat
petition
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Sadlier - Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 19
Haughty
Heinous
Ignominy
Illicit
Adjective - Scornfully superior and aloof.... Synonyms: superci…
Adjective - Grossly wicked or vile... Synonyms: diabolic, villa…
Noun - Dishonor or disgrace usually resulting from some sort…
adjective - unlawful, illegal... Synonyms: unauthorized, unsanc…
Haughty
Adjective - Scornfully superior and aloof.... Synonyms: superci…
Heinous
Adjective - Grossly wicked or vile... Synonyms: diabolic, villa…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lessons 1-8
abdicate
abet
abhor
abject
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely.
a. Wretched, miserable;degrading, humiliating. b. Mean-spirit…
abdicate
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
abet
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Fourth Edition - Lesson 3
alienate
allege
allude
ambience
v. to cause hostility or indifference where love, friendlines…
v. to claim that something is true but without offering any p…
v. to refer to indirectly
n. the surrounding or pervading atmosphere; the tone and spir…
alienate
v. to cause hostility or indifference where love, friendlines…
allege
v. to claim that something is true but without offering any p…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lessons 1-4
abdicate
abet
abhor
abject
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely.
a. Wretched, miserable;degrading, humiliating. b. Mean-spirit…
abdicate
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
abet
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 20
Inception
Indigent
Ingenious
Inherent
Noun - The beginning of something... Synonyms: commencement, in…
Adjective - Impoverished; needy... Synonyms: destitute, impecun…
Adjective - Showing remarkable originality, imaginiation, inv…
Adjective - existing as a natural or essential part of.... Syno…
Inception
Noun - The beginning of something... Synonyms: commencement, in…
Indigent
Adjective - Impoverished; needy... Synonyms: destitute, impecun…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Fourth Edition - Lesson 6
avarice
avid
badger
baffle
n. an excessive desire to acquire and possess wealth; a combi…
adj. extremely eager, anxious or enthusiastic
v. to tease; to annoy with a constant string of petty torments
1. v. to puzzle completely... 2. v. to prevent from achieving a…
avarice
n. an excessive desire to acquire and possess wealth; a combi…
avid
adj. extremely eager, anxious or enthusiastic
Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 1
abdicate
abet
abhor
abject
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely.
a. Wretched, miserable;degrading, humiliating. b. Mean-spirit…
abdicate
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
abet
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 9
caustic
censor
censure
chagrin
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
Anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or viewing matter; to…
Open and strong criticism or disapproval; to criticize severe…
Irritation, embarrassment, or humiliation caused by disappoin…
caustic
Able to dissolve or eat away by chemical action; sharp and bi…
censor
Anyone who acts as an arbiter of morals or viewing matter; to…
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 10
coerce
cogent
cohere
collaborate
To force someone to do something against his or her will by u…
Forceful and convincing; to the point.
To hold or stick together; to fit together into an orderly, l…
a. To work together on some kind of joint project. (In this s…
coerce
To force someone to do something against his or her will by u…
cogent
Forceful and convincing; to the point.
Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lessons 1-8
abdicate
abet
abhor
abject
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely.
a. Wretched, miserable;degrading, humiliating. b. Mean-spirit…
abdicate
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
abet
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lessons 1-7
abdicate
abet
abhor
abject
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely.
a. Wretched, miserable;degrading, humiliating. b. Mean-spirit…
abdicate
To give up formally, as an office, duty, power, or claim.
abet
To encourage or assist, especially in wrongdoing.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 10
coerce
cogent
cohere
collaborate
To force someone to do something against his or her will by u…
Forceful and convincing; to the point.
To hold or stick together; to fit together into an orderly, l…
a. To work together on some kind of joint project. (In this s…
coerce
To force someone to do something against his or her will by u…
cogent
Forceful and convincing; to the point.
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Sadlier-Oxford Building an Enriched Vocabulary Lesson 11
connoisseur
consensus
construe
consummate
Someone with informed and discriminating judgment, especially…
Collective uniformity of opinion; general agreement in feelin…
To analyze, explain, interpret, or understand.
a. (adj) Complete or perfect in the highest degree. b. (v) To…
connoisseur
Someone with informed and discriminating judgment, especially…
consensus
Collective uniformity of opinion; general agreement in feelin…
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