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Sadlier Oxford Vocab level G 4-6

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

atrophy   waste away  
bastion   stronghold  
concord   harmony agreement  
consummate   complete, perfected, masterful  
disarray   disorder,dishevel  
exigency   urgency, emergency  
flotsam   floating wreckage  
frenetic   frantic  
glean   gather bit by bit  
grouse   grumble, complain  
incarcerate   imprison  
incumbent   required, (Noun)the one currently in office  
jocular   joking, droll, witty  
ludicrous   ridiculous  
mordant   biting or harsh  
nettle   annoy, a stinging plant  
pecuniary   financial  
pusillanimous   cowardly  
recumbent   reclining position  
stratagem   ploy, ruse  
acuity   sharpness (of mind)  
delineate   portray, sketch, depict  
depraved   perverted  
enervate   weaken  
esoteric   cryptic, arcane  
fecund   fertile  
fiat   edict  
figment   invention, fancy  
garner   accumulate  
HALLOW   BLESS, consecrate  
idiosyncrasy   quirk, eccentricity  
mundane   earthly, humdrum, routine  
nuance   subtle or slight variation, shade  
overweening   conceited arrogant  
penchant   strong inclination  
reputed   alleged, supposed, by reputation  
sophistry   fallacy, unsound reasoning  
sumptuous   costly, rich  
ubiquitous   omnipresent , universal  
abject   wretched,degraded ABJECT POVERTY  
agnostic   doubter  
complicity   being an accomplice, connivance HE WAS COMPLICIT IN THE CRIME.  
derelict   vagrant, abandoned THE TIDE WASHED IN A DERELICT SCHOONER.  
diatribe   bitter verbal attack, tirade  
effigy   likeness of a despised person BURNED IN EFFIGY  
equity   justice, equalness, the value of property after deducting the mortgage owed. YOUR HOME EQUITY  
inane   silly  
indictment   formal accusation  
indubitable   not to be doubted (undoubtable)  
intermittent   stopping and starting, fitful INTERMITTENT SHOWERS  
moot   debatable, questionable A MOOT POINT  
motif   principal idea, theme  
neophyte   novice NEWBIE  
perspicacity   keenness in observing and understanding, acuity  
plenary   complete, unrestricted PLENARY INDULGENCE  
surveillance   scrutiny, watch  
sylvan   forested, pertaining to the woods PENNSYLVANIA  
testy   peevish, easily irritated  
travesty   farce, grossly inferior imitation TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE  


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