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Vocab Level B 1-3

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level B Units 1-3 Review

TermDefinitionSynonym(s)Antonym(s)
adjacent That which is near or bordering upon neighboring separate
alight To come down and settle, as after flight touch down ascend
barren Vast emptiness without life arid fertile; fruitful
disrupt To disturb or break up something that is happening displace; upset organize; keep order
dynasty An agreement between opposing groups ruling house; regime anarchy; without authority
foretaste A slight and partial experience, knowledge, or taste of something to come in the future; anticipation anticipation; preview unreadiness; unpreparedness
germinate To begin to grow or develop; To cause to come into existence burgeon; grow wilt; shrivel up
humdrum Lacking variety or excitement; Dull; Ordinary boring; prosaic exciting; thrilling
hurtle To rush violently; To speed along; To fling with force fling; catapult crawl; drag
insinuate To imply; To suggest or hint slyly intimate; imply broadcast; announce
interminable Having no limit or end; Endless ceaseless; never-ending short; limited
interrogate To examine formally by questioning query; question reply; tell
recompense Compensation for a loss, service or injury compensation; repay
renovate To repair or restore to good condition recondition; fix up
résumé A brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience job history; synopsis
sullen Silent or brooding because of ill humor morose; grumpy happy; blithe
trickle To flow very slowly in a thin stream or in drops small amount; drip flood; cascade
trivial Of little importance or value trifling; petty significant; consequential
truce An agreement between opposing groups armistice; ceasefire fighting; disagreement
vicious Hurtful; Intending to harm malicious; wicked kind; gentle
available Ready for use on hand; obtainable lacking; short
cater To satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant provide; gratify deny; refuse
customary Usual, expected, routine traditional; normal irregular; odd
dissude To discourage, talk out of doing something discourage encourage; talk into
entrepreneur A risk-taker who has the skills and initiative to establish a business impresario employee; worker
firebrand A person who stirs up trouble or incites a revolt rabble-rouser; agitator diplomat; pacifist
hazard An unavoidable danger or risk venture; danger safety; protection
homicide The killing of one person by another manslaughter
indifference A lack of interest or concern unconcern; apathy care; heed
indignant Filled with anger or resentment over something exasperated; outraged content; pleased
indispensable Absolutely necessary, not to be neglected vital; crucial; essential nonessential; unnecessary
lubricate To make slippery or smooth; To reduce friction grease; oil roughen; coarsen
mutual Shared or felt in common by two or more reciprocal; joint one-sided; unilateral
pelt To throw a stream of things pepper; shower
plague To pester or annoy constantly vex; epidemic blessing; boon
poised Balanced, suspended; Calm, controlled ready; self-confident; collected timid; insecure
regime A government in power rule; administration
unscathed Unhurt, intact sound; unimpaired harmed; damaged
transparent Easy to see through or understand obvious; translucent cloudy; opaque
hinder To slow down impede; restrain accelerate; expedite
animated Very active, lively; moved to action vigorous; energetic dead; lifeless
brood To think moodily or anxiously about something agonize; worry pay no attention
culminate To reach a final or climactic stage terminate; conclude begin; commence
downright Absolute, complete; Frankly direct and blunt unqualified; out-and-out; total limited; partial
drone An idle person who lives off of others buzz; hum workaholic; laborer
goad To encourage or urge a person or animal to do something spur on; prod prevent; discourage
indulge To give in to a wish or desire pamper; coddle deny; refuse
constituent an essential part component; element
literate Able to read and write; Having knowledge trained; educated ignorant; uneducated
loom To come into view as a massive, distorted or indistinct image tower; hover disappear; hide
luster The quality of giving off light shine; sheen dullness; tarnish
miscellaneous Consisting of different diverse things varied; diverse identical; matching
oration An elaborate or formal public speech harangue; address quiet; dead air
peevish Easily irritated or annoyed stubborn; testy easygoing; pleasant
seethe To be violently excited or agitated stew; simmer please; soothe
singe A slight or surface burn sear; char incinerate; cremate
unique Being the only one of its kind singular; distinctive commonplace; normal
upright Good and honest; Vertical or straight virtuous; perpendicular corrupt; dishonest
verify To prove to be true with evidence substantiate; validate disprove; refute
hanker To desire strongly or persistently long for; crave hate; detest
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