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Vocabulary Unit 11

TermDefinition
belated (adj.) late, tardy
cite (v.) to quote; to mention; to summon to appear in court; to commend, recommend
appease V to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to; pacify, mollify, placate, propitiate
calamitous ADJ causing great misfortune; disastrous, catastrophic, ruinous, fatal
conventional ADJ in line with accepted ideas or standards; trite; ordinary, commonplace, orthodox
decoy V to lure into a trap; entice, entrap; N a person or thing used to lure into a trap; lure, bait
delve V to dig; to search deeply and thoroughly into; probe, investigate
ensue V to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result
gallantry N heroic courage; respect and courtesy; an act or statement markeb by a high level of courtesy; chivalrousness, valor, daring
impart V to make known, tell; to give, pass something on; transmit, bestow, grant
judicious ADJ using or showing good judgement, wise, sensible; thoughtful, prudent, shrewd, astute
mediate V to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between; settle, arbitrate, umpire, referee; ADJ occupying a middle position; indirect, acting through an intermediary
milieu N the setting, surroundings, environment
outlandish ADJ strange, freadish, weird, foreign-looking; out-of-the-way, geographically remote, exceeding resonable limits; peculiar, bizarre, odd, unorthodox, unconventional
overbearing ADJ domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant; high-handed, overriding
pert ADJ high-spirited; lively; bold, saucy; jaunty; vivacious, impudent, fresh
quirk N a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn; peculiarity,oddity, eccentricity
regale V to feast, entertain agreeably; amuse, divert
shiftless ADJ lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient; careless, sloppy, lackadaisical
taint N a stain or spot; a mard of corruption or dishonor; blot; V to stain or contaminate; soil, tarnish, pollute
Created by: 22liuge