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Stadlier Oxford E

WCHS - Unit 12 E

WordDefinition
abjure (v) to renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun
acrid (adj) harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
august (adj) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous (adj) emotionally hardened, unfeeling
clandestine (adj) secret, concealed; underhanded
compunction (n) remorse, regret
conflagration (n) a large destructive fire
elated (adj., part.) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
indelible (adj) not able to be erased or removed; memorable
indulgent (adj) yielding to the wishes or demands of others
inveterate (adj) firmly established, long-standing; habitual
irrelevant (adj) not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
nocturnal (ajd) of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness
platitude (n) a commonplace, stale, or trite remark
quell (v) to subdue, put down forcibly
quiescent (adj) inactive; at rest
ruminate (v) to mediate, think about at length; to chew the cud
tacit (adj) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
tangible (adj) capable of being touched; real, concrete
trenchant (adj) incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut
Created by: dmoudy