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Vocab Workshop H6

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 6

abortive adj. Failing to accomplish an intended purpose
bruit v. to spread news or rumors
contumelious adj. insolent or rude
dictum n. a short saying
ensconce v. to settle comfortably in position
iconoclastic adj. attacking poular beliefs
in medias res adv. into the middle of things
internecine adj. mutually destructive
maladroit adj. lacking skill
maudlin adj. excessively sentimental
modulate v. to change intensity or pitch
portentous adj. foreshadowing an event to come
prescience n. knowledge of events before they happen
quid pro quo n. something for something
salubrious adj. conductive to health or well-being
saturnalian adj. characterized by unrestrained revelry
touchstone n. a means of testing worth
traumatic adj. shocking to the emotions to cause psychological damage
vitiate v. to weaken
waggish adj. fond of making jokes
Created by: Bomoono