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Unit 1-7 Midterm

Sadlier Oxford Level E Unit 1-7 Midterm

adulterate (v) to corrupt contaminate, pollute, sully
augment (v) to make larger enlarge, supplement, amplify
bereft (adj, participle) deprived of bereaved
deploy (v) to position or arrange station, organize
dour (adj) stern, unyielding, gloomy harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
fortitude (n) courage in facing difficulties resolve, steadfastness, mettle
gape (v) to stare with open mouth gawk, ogle
guise (n) an external appearance, cover, mask costume, semblance, pretense
gibe (v) to utter taunting words; (n) an expression of scorn ridicule, deride, jeer
insidious (adj) intended to deiceve or enrap, sly, treacherous cunning, underhanded, perfidious
intimation (n) a hint, indirect suggestion clue, indication, inkling
opulent (adj) wealthy, luxurious, ample rich, lavish, plentful, abundant
pliable (adj) easily bent, flexible, easily influenced supple, adaptable, resilient
reiterate (v) to say again, repeat restate, rehash, recapitulate
stolid (adj) dull or unresponsive mentally or emotionally impassive, phlegmatic
unkempt (adj) not combed; untidy, rude sloppy, disheveled, disordered, rough
verbatim (adj, adv) word for word exact, precisely
warily (adv) cautiously, with great care carefully, prudently, gingerly
adroit (adj) skillful in the use of hands or mind clever, deft, dexterous, slick
averse (adj) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling dislinclined, loath
belligerent (adj) given to fighting, aggressive; (n) one engaged in war assertive, truculent, pugnacious
cursory (adj) hasty, not thorough quick, superficial, perfunctory
extol (v) to praise extravagantly glorify, applaud, acclaim, hail
feasible (adj) possible to be done workable, practicable, viable
grimace (n) a wry face; (v) to make such a face pained expression, facial contortion
impervious (adj) not affected or hurt by; admitting no passage or entrance impenetrable, resistant
jeopardy (n) danger risk, hazard, peril
quintessence (n) the purest form of something; the most typical example paragon, exemplar
scrutinize (v) to examine closely inspect, pore over
tepid (adj) lukewarm; unenthusiastic insipid, halfhearted, wishy-washy
alienate (v) to make indifferent or hostile, to transfer, convey separate, estrange
artifice (n) a clever trick or skill, skillful or ingenious device ruse, stratagem, contrivance
coerce (v) to compel by force pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
craven (adj) cowardly; (n) a coward fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
culinary (adj) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
demise (n) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position decease, passing away
exhilarate (v) to give spirit or liveliness to, to enliven, cheer stimulate, excite, gladden
fallow (adj) inactive; (n) land left unseeded; (v) to plow but not seed, reddish-yellow unproductive, inert, dormant
inclement (adj) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude blustery, tempestuous, implacable
negligible (adj) so unimportant that it can be disregarded trivial, inconsequential, insignificant
punitive (adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment penalizing, retaliatory
redress (v) to set right, remedy; (n) relief from wrong or injury rectify, correct, mitigate
sojourn (n) a temporary stay; (v) to stay for a time visit, stopover, brief stay
ascertain (v) to find out discover, determine, establish
bequeath (v) to pass on as an inheritance transmit, bestow, hand down
cogent (adj) forceful, convincing; relevant persuasive, compelling
converge (v) to approach one point, come nearer together meet, unite, intersect, merge
disperse (v) scatter dispel, break up
esteem (v) to regard highly; (n) a highly favorable opinion respect, admire, honor, revere
expunge (v) to erase, obliterate, destroy delete, efface, annihilate
finite (adj) having limits; lasting only for a limited time bounded, measurable
nonchalant (adj) cool and confident, unconcerned composed, unruffled, indifferent, blasé
panacea (n) a cure-all; an answer to all problems; remedy for all ills universal cure, easy solution
scrupulous (adj) exact, attending carefully and thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
skulk (v) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding lurk, slink, prowl
supercilious (adj) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a felling of superiority snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
uncanny (adj) mysterious, weird, beyond explanation eerie, inexplicable, spooky
venial (adj) pardonable; easily excused excusable, forgivable
altruistic unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others selfless
assent to express agreement; agreement concur, consent, accede
benefactor one who does good to others patron, humanitarian
chivalrous marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly gallant, civil, valiant
clemency mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness leniency, forbearance, gentleness
dearth a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine insufficiency, want, paucity
diffident shy, lacking self-confidence, modest, reserved timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
facile easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily effortless, assured, poised, specious
indomitable unconquerable, refusing to yield unbeatable, invincible, unyielding
plod to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly lumber, trudge
pungent causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting sharp, spicy, piquant, caustic, racy
remiss neglecctful in performance of one's duty, careless negligent, lax, slack
temerity rashness, boldness recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
truculent fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh brutal, savage, belligerent, vitriolic
unfeigned sincere, real, without pretense genuine, heartfelt
virulent extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful venomous, noxious, baneful
brandish to wave of flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion swing, shake
deft skillful nimble dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever
extirpate to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
musty stale, moldy; out of state hackneyed, antiquated
officious meddling; excessively forward in offering services of assuming authority meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
pinnacle a high peak or point apex, acme, summit, apogee
solace comfort, relief; to comfort; console soothe, reassure, cheer up
supple bending easily, bending with agility, readily adaptable flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
venal open to or marked by bribery of corruption dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
abhor (v) to regrd with horror or loathing; to hate deeply detest, despise, abominate
buffet (v) to strike; (n) a slap or blow batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss about
discern (v) to see clearly; recognize percieve, detect, distinguish
extant (adj) still existing surviving, in existence
inter (v) to bury; consign to oblivion
martinet (n) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules taskmaster, slave driver
obviate (v) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of preclude, forestall, ward off
renegade (n) one who leaves a group; (adj) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox turncoat, defector, heretic
reprehensible (adj) deserving blame objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious
somber (adj) dark, gloomy; depressed in spirit mournful, dismal
squalid (adj) filthy, wretched, debased dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
vociferous (adj) loud and noisy, compelling attention clamorous, uproarious, blustering
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