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Stevenson Unit 7

Oxford/Sadlier Vocabulary

TermDefinition
authorize to approve or permit; empower, order, entitle
culprit lawbreaker, wrongdoer, a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct
dawdle to waste time, delay, dillydally, loiter
dissect examine, to cut apart in preparation for scientific study
expend to pay out, spend, to use up, consume, utilize
fatality an event resulting in death, mortality, casualty
gullible easily fooled, tricked, or cheated; trusting, naive, innocent
illicit not permitted, unlawful,illegal, forbidden, unauthorized
immerse to plunge or dip into a fluid, dunk, engross
inflammatory causing excitement or anger; provoking, incendiary
memorandum a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report; reminder
pathetic marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; distressing, heartrending
persevere to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit, plug away, pursue, stick to it
prevaricate to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose, fib, stretch the truth
quash to crush, put down completely, suppress
relish enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; pleasure, gusto, take delight in
reminisce to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences, remember, recollect
scour to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; scrub, search, comb
tribute something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment; honor, homage, recognition, commendation
writhe to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle, thrash, squirm
Created by: kstevenson