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Vocabulary Unit 8- 1

Vocabulary Unit 8- 102212 - Sadlier- Oxford

Animosity (N.) a strong dislike; bitter hostility
Condolence (N.) 1. Sympathy for someone's grief or sorrow; an expression of sympathy 2. To express sorrow or sympathy for someone's loss.
Multifarious (Adj.) 1. Having great variety; diverse. 2. Many and varied, a large variety.
Recalcitrant (Adj.) stubbornly resistant to authority; disobedient
Apathy (N.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest.
Consecrate (V.) 1. V. Meaning to make sacred or to set apart for a special purpose. 2. Dedicate to a deity by a vow. 3. Render holy by means of religious rites.
Obsolete (Adj.) 1. No longer useful, in use, or in fashion; old. 2. Of a kind or style no longer current; outmoded.
Reprisal (N.) 1. Repayment in-kind, or a retaliatory action in response 2. An action or act of retaliation against someone for injuries received
Apprehensive (Adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
Decrepit (Adj.) 1. Broken down or worn out by old age or excessive use 2. Old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
Omnivorous (Adj.) Eating all sorts of food or having many different tastes
Revel (V.) To take great pleasure in or (N.) a wild celebration
Commend (V.) 1. Express approval of. 2. To praise express approval to present as worthy of attention to commit to the care of
Deride (V.) 1. To make fun of; to ridicule, scoff at 2. To ridicule, laugh at with contempt
Parsimonious (Adj.) stingy, extremely frugal, miserly.
Stultify (V)1. To render useless, cripple. 2. To cause to appear stupid or ridiculous.
Compatible (Adj.) 1. (Of a couple) existing together harmoniously. 2. Able to exist or act together 3. Suitable; capable of living or existing together in agreement and harmony.
Ingenuous (Adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere
Quandary (N.) 1. State of perplexity, difficult or uncertain situation 2. State of confusion or doubt,
Suave (Adj.) 1. Having a sophisticated charm. 2. Smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication.
Literally (Adverb) 1. According to fact; without exaggeration 2. Actually, really, word for word.
Figuratively (Adj.) 1. Not literal a figure of speech only. 2. Symbolic; as in a metaphor. Not literal
Simile (N.) 1. Comparison of two things that use like or as 2. A comparison between unlike things that uses like or as.
Metaphor (N.) 1. A figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity. 2. A comparison of two unlike things without using like or as.
Created by: crawfka