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Vocab. - Lev. C

Unit 15

Vocab. - Level CUnit 15
abyss (n.) a deep or bottomless pit
befall (v.) to happen, occur; to happen to
crucial (adj.) of supreme importance, decisive, critical
dregs (n.pl.) the last remaining part; the part of least worth
embody (v.) to give form to; incorprate, include; to personify
exasperate (v.) to irritate annoy, or anger
fiasco (n.) the complete collapse or failure of a project
garnish (v.) to adorn or decorate, especially food; (n.) an ornament or decoration, especially for food
heritage (n.) an inheritance; a birthright
inert (adj.) lifeless, unable to move or act; slow, inactive
mercenary (adj.) acting or working for self-gain only; (n.) a hired soldier, a soldier of fortune
negligent (adj.) marked by carelessness or indifference; failing to do what should be done
oblivion (n.) forgetfulness, disregard; a state of being forgotten; an amnesty, general pardon.
opus (n.) an impressive piece of work, expecially a musical composition or other work of art.
pallid (adj) pale, lacking color; weak and lifeless.
parable (n.) a short narrative designed to teach a moral lesson.
rational (adj.) based on reasoning; able to make use of reason; sensible, reasonable.
reciprocal (adj.) shared; involving give-and-take between two persons or things; working in both directions; (n.) (math) a number that, when multiplied by another number, gives 1.
stricture. (n.) a limitation or reaction; a criticism; (medicine) a narrowing of a passage in the body
veneer (n.) a thin outer layer; a surface appearance or decoration; (v.) to cover with a thin layer.
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