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Unit 8

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level D Unit 8

assurance n. a pledge: freedom from doubt, self-confidence
asylum n. an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc; a place of safety
console v. to comfort n. the keyboard of an organ; control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
dilate v. to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
dross n. refuse, waste products
dwindle v. to lessen, diminish
flippant adj. lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
immunity n. resistance to disease; frredom from some charge or obligation
institute v. to establish, set up; n. an orginization for the promotion of learning
liability n. a debt; something disadvantageous
preposterous adj. ridiculous, senseless
pugnacious adj. quarrelsome, fond of fighting
rabid adj. furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected with rabies
realm n. a kingdom; a region or field of study
rejuvenate v. to make young again; to make like new
sparse adj. meager, scant; scattered
sterling adj. genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
venture n. a risky or daring undertaking; v. to expose to danger; to dare
warp v. to twist out of shape; n. an abnormality
remunerate v. to reward, pay, reimburse
Created by: camo