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Sadlier G unit 1

Sadlier Level G Unit 1-3 Walker

TermDefinition
acquisitive (adj) able to get or retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
arrogate (v) to claim or take without right
banal (adj) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
belabor (v) to work on excessively ; to trash soundly
carping (adj. & n) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; nagging criticism
coherent (adj) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
congeal (v) to change from a liquid to a solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
emulate (v) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
encomium (n) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
eschew (v) to avoid, shun, keep away from
germane (adj) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
insatiable (adj) so great of demanding as not to be satisfied
intransigent (adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
invidious (adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
largesse (n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contribution
reconnaissance (n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
substantiate (v) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
taciturn (adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
temporize (v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, postpone a decision; to compromise
tenable (adj) capable of being held or defended
accost to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
animadversion a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
brackish having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
devious straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
gambit in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
halcyon a legendary bird identified with the
histrionic pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial
incendiary deliberately setting or causing fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; one who deliberately set fires, arsonist
maelstrom a whirlpool of great size and violence
myopic nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation
overt open; not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
pejorative tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or criticism
propriety the state of being proper; standards of what is appropriate or socially acceptable
sacrilege improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
suppliant asking humbly and earnestly; one who makes a request humbly or earnestly
talisman an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet
undulate to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
cavort to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
credence belief, mental acceptance
decry to condemn, express strong disapproval, to officially depreciate
dissemble to disguise or conceal, deliberately giving a false impression
distraught very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
eulogy a formal statement or commendation; high praise
evince to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
exhume to remove from a grave; to bring to light
feckless lacking in spirit and strength; weak; irresponsible, unreliable
murky dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision
nefarious wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
piquant stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative
primordial developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage
propinquity nearness in place or time; kinship
substantive real, having a solid basis; considerable in number or amount; meaningful and on topic
unwonted not usual or expected, not in character
utopian founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
verbiage language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness
verdant green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
viscous have a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fludity
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