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Sadlier Oxford 9B

accelerate to speed up; to bring about more quickly
bystander one who looks on or observes
canvass to go through an area; to go over in detail
casual happening by chance; informal
downtrodden treated unfairly; oppressed
entice tempt
erode to wear away gradually
flounder to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way
graphic lifelike; relating to the pictorial arts
gruesome horrible, revolting
melancholy sad, gloomy
ordeal a difficult or painful experience, a trial
parch to make dry and thirsty; to shrivel with heat
persist to continue steadily, refuse to stop
puny of less than normal strength or size; of no importance
quibble belittle a point by twisting word; a petty objection
ratify give formal approval to
regal royal, kinglike
stifle to smother; to hold back
vital having life; essential
Created by: westsb