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oxford sadlier 1-3


adroit (adj) skillful in the use of hands or mind
amicable (adj) peaceable, friendly
averse (adj) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent (adj) given to fighting, aggressive; (n) one engaged in war
benevolent (adj) kindly, charitable
cursory (adj) hasty, not thorough
duplicity (n) treachery, deceitfulness
extol (v) to praise extravagantly
feasible (adj) possible to be done
grimace (n) a wry face; (v) to make such a face
holocaust (n) a large scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
impervious (adj) not affected or hurt by; admitting no passage or entrance
impetus (n) a moving force, stimulus
jeopardy (n) danger
meticulous (adj) extremely careful; particular about details
nostalgia (n) a longing for something past
quintessence (n) the purest form of something; the most typical example
retrogress (v) to move backward, to return to an earlier condition
scrutinize (v) to examine closely
tepid (adj) lukewarm; unenthusiastic
adulterate (v) to corrupt
ambidextrous (adj) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful
augment (v) to make larger
bereft (adj, participle) deprived of
deploy (v) to position or arrange
dour (adj) stern, unyielding, gloomy
fortitude (n) courage in facing difficulties
gape (v) to stare with open mouth
gibe (v) to utter taunting words; (n) an expression of scorn
guise (n) an external appearance, cover, mask
insidious (adj) intended to deiceve or enrap, sly, treacherous
intimation (n) a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent (adj) wealthy, luxurious, ample
pliable (adj) easily bent, flexible, easily influenced
reiterate (v) to say again
stolid (adj) dull or unresponsive mentally or emotionally
tentative (adj) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
verbatim (adj, adv) word for word
adversary (n) enemy, opponent
alienate (v) to make indifferent or hostile
artifice (n) a clever trick or skill
coerce (v) to compel by force
craven (adj) cowardly; (n) a coward
culinary (adj) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
delete (v) to erase, cut out
demise (n) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilarate (v) to give spirit or liveliness to
fallow (adj) inactive; (n) land left unseeded; (v) to plow but not seed
harass (v) to disturb or worry, especially by repeated attacks
inclement (adj) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude
muse (v) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
negligible (adj) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
perpetuate (v) to make long lasting, permanent
precedent (n) an example that serves as a basis for later action
punitive (adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress (v) to set right, remedy; (n) relief from wrong or injury
sojourn (n) a temporary stay; (v) to stay for a time
urbane (adj) refined in manner or style
unkempt (adj) not combed; untidy
warily (adv) cautiously
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