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Stadiler Oxford E

WCHS Unit 14 E

alacrity (n) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate (v) to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis (n) the direct oppposite, a sharp contrast
appall (v) to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose (adj) warlike in nner or temperament; quarrelsome
disparage (v) to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
dissonant (adj) not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
droll (adj) amusingly odd
edict (n) an order issued by someone in authority
elucidate (v) to clarify, explain
laud (v) to praise
loll (v) to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
loquacious (adj) talkative, wordy; fond of talking
magnanimous (adj) generous in forgiving, above small meanness
mandatory (adj) required, obligatory
nondescript (adj) ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
phlegmatic (adj) slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
rescind (v) to repeal, cancel
vivacious (adj) lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet (v) to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager
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