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Sadlier Oxford H

WCHS Unit 14-H

WordDefinition
accoutrements (n pl) accessory items of clothing or equipment; a soldier's outfit, usually not including arms or clothing; trappings
apogee (n) the point in the orbit of a heavenly body or artificial satellite fartherst from the earth; the farthest or highest point
apropos ( adj) appropriate, opportune; (adv) relevantly; incidentally, by the way; speaking of
bicker (v) to engage in petty or peevish dispute; to move or run rapidly, rush; to flicker, quiver
coalesce (v) to blend togenter or fuse so as to form one body or substance
contretemps (n) an inopportune or embarrassing occurrence; a mishap
convolution (n) a rolling up, coiling, or twisting togehther; a sinuous folding or design
cull (v) to pick out or select; to gather or collect
disparate (adj) completely distinct or different; entirely dissimilar
dogmatic (adj) certain of the truth or one's own ideas; inclined to state opinions as if they were indisputable facts
licentious (adj) morally or sexually unrestrained; having no regard of accepted rules, customs, or laws
mete (v) to distribute or apportion by or as if by measure; to allot
noxious (adj) harmful to physical health or morals
polemic (n) an aggressive attack on or refutation of a specific opinion or doctrine
populous (adj) full of people; filled to capacity; densely populated; having a large population
probity (n) complete and confirmed honesty; total integrity
repartee (n) a swift, witty reply; conversation full of such remarks; skill in making such replies or conversation
supervene (v) to take place or occur as something additional or unespected; to follow immediately after
truncate (v) to shorten by or as if by cutting off, lop
unimpeachable (adj) beyond doubt or reproach; unquestionable
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