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Level F Unit 1-6

Sadlier-Oxford Level F Units 1 through 6

DefinitionVocabulary Word
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval approbation
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm assuage
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose coalition
decline, decay, or deterioration decadence
to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person) elicit
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reason expostulate
used so often a to lack freshness or originality hackneyed
a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing) hiatus
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense) innuendo
to plead on behalf of someone else intercede
to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement intercede
wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence) jaded
causing shock, horror, or revulsion lurid
worthy, deserving recognition and praise meritorious
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset petulant
a special right or privilege prerogative
pertaining to an outlying area provincial
local provincial
to make a pretense of, imitate simulate
to rise above or beyond, exceed transcend
shade cast by trees umbrage
excessively smooth or smug unctuous
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming ameliorate
poise, assurance, great self-confidence aplomb
pompous or overblown in language bombastic
immature, not fully developed callow
saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose drivel
a summary, condensed account epitome
by virtue of holding a certain office ex officio
to urge strongly, advise earnestly exhort
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds infringe
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or recognition by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense) ingratiate
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder, meddler interloper
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent intrinsic
to make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval inveigh
weariness of body or mind, lack of energy lassitude
period of 1,000 years millennium
mysterious, magical, supernatural occult
to spread through, soak through, penetrate permeate
to fall as moisture precipitate
strict, severe stringent
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence surmise
to have an intense dislike or hatred for abominate
the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend acculturation
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character adventitious
to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute ascribe
roundabout, not direct circuitous
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress commiserate
to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way enjoin
to make easy, cause to progress faster expedite
to make amends, make up for expiate
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; to be in or to work in such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action ferment
unintentional, accidental inadvertent
existing in name only, not real nominal
not decisive or definite noncommittal
to steal something that has been given into one's trust peculate
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior) proclivity
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances sangfroid
resistant to lawful authority seditious
of slight importance or significance tenuous
bitter, sarcastic vitriolic
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end wheedle
courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to affable
to increase in greatness, power or wealth aggrandize
shapeless, without definite form amorphous
that which surrounds (as an atmosphere) aura
illegal traffic, smuggled goods contraband
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic erudite
thin, light, delicate, insubstantial gossamer
incapable of being understood inscrutable
related to, characteristic of, or situated on an island insular
incapable of being changed or called back irrevocable
a natural inclination or predilection toward propensity
peevish, complaining, fretful querulous
to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to remonstrate
to disown, reject, or deny the validity of repudiate
able to return to an original shape or form resilient
to re-echo, resound reverberate
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed scurrilous
persistent, showing industry and determination sedulous
thin or flimsy in texture sleazy
a general pardon for an offense against a government amnesty
self-government, political control autonomy
self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule axiomatic
to adorn or embellish blazon
a warning or caution caveat
fair, just, embodying principles of justice equitable
to free from entanglement or difficulties extricate
to steal, especially in a sneaky, way in petty amounts filch
to mock, treat with contempt flout
tending to be troublesome fractious
a rule of conduct or action precept
beneficial, helpful salutary
healthful, wholesome salutary
bitterly severe, withering scathing
to whip, punish severely scourge
funereal, typical of the tomb sepulchral
tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy soporific
extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct straitlaced
lasting only a short time, fleeting transient
not easily carried handled or managed because of size or complexity unwieldy
dull, uninteresting, tiresome vapid
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual anomalous
a damaging or derogatory statement aspersion
extremely strange, unusual, atypical bizarre
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities brusque
to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice cajole
to punish severely castigate
to plan with ingenuity, invent contrive
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power demagogue
to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking disabuse
weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom ennui
a chain or shackle placed on the feet fetter
very wicked, offensive, hateful heinous
not subject to change, constant immutable
one who rebels or rises against authority insurgent
A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality megalomania
a position requiring little or no work; an easy job sinecure
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud surreptitious
to sin, violate a law transgress
to change from one natures, substance, or form to another transmute
performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another vicarious
Created by: pax234 on 2009-05-17



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