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Level A Unit 7

Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 7

WordDefinitionSynonyms
authorize (v.) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to order, entitle, empower
culprit (n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; an offender lawbreaker, wrongdoer
dawdle (v.) to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary delay, loiter, dillydally
dissect (v.) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care examine
expend (v.) to pay out, spend; to use up utilize, consume, disburse
fatality (n.) an event resulting in death; an accidental death casualty, mortality
gullible (adj.) easily fooled, tricked, or cheated trusting, innocent, naïve, credulous
illicit (adj.) not permitted, unlawful, improper illegal, unauthorized, forbidden
immerse (v.) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply dunk, engross
inflammatory (adj.) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder provoking, incendiary, provocative
memorandum (n.) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report (pl., memorandums or memoranda) reminder
pathetic (adj.) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotional; worthy of pit; woefully inadequate moving, distressing, pitiable, heartrending
persevere (v.) to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough plug away, pursue, stick to it
prevaricate (v.) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose fib, stretch the truth, equivocate
quash (v.) to crush, put down completely suppress
relish (n.) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; (v.) to enjoy greatly pleasure, gusto; take delight in
reminisce (v.) to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences remember, recollect
scour (v.) to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great car; to move about quickly in search of scrub, search, comb
tribute (n.) something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment praise, honor, homage, recognition, commendation, glorification, money, tax, levy
writhe (v.) to make twisting or tuning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle twist, squirm, thrash
Created by: daniel.cruz