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Sadlier Oxford C 7

acme the highest point
attribute (n) a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something; (v) to assign to; resulting from
belittle to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance
convey to transport; to communicate, make known
doctrine a belief, principle, or teaching
excise (v) to remove by cutting; (n) an indirect tax on the manufacture sale
exotic foreign; unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
haggard thin, pale,, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
jaunty lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
juncture a joining together; the point at which two things are joined
menial (adj) lowly, humble, lacking importance; (n) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
parry (v) to ward off; (n) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
predatory preying on, plundering
ravage (v) to destroy; (n) ruinous damage, destruction
stance a way of holding the body
tawdry showy and flashy by lacking in good taste
turncoat a person who switches to an opposing side or party
unassuming not putting on airs, unpretentious, modest
wallow (v) to roll about in a lazy, clumsy way; (n) a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath
waver to move to and fro; to show lack of firmness or decision
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