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Unit 1-7 Midterm

Sadlier Oxford Level E Unit 1-7 Midterm

WordDefinition
adulterate (v) to corrupt
augment (v) to make larger
bereft (adj, participle) deprived of
deploy (v) to position or arrange
dour (adj) stern, unyielding, gloomy
fortitude (n) courage in facing difficulties
gape (v) to stare with open mouth
guise (n) an external appearance, cover, mask
gibe (v) to utter taunting words; (n) an expression of scorn
insidious (adj) intended to deiceve or enrap, sly, treacherous
intimation (n) a hint, indirect suggestion
opulent (adj) wealthy, luxurious, ample
pliable (adj) easily bent, flexible, easily influenced
reiterate (v) to say again, repeat
stolid (adj) dull or unresponsive mentally or emotionally
unkempt (adj) not combed; untidy, rude
verbatim (adj, adv) word for word
warily (adv) cautiously, with great care
adroit (adj) skillful in the use of hands or mind
averse (adj) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
belligerent (adj) given to fighting, aggressive; (n) one engaged in war
cursory (adj) hasty, not thorough
extol (v) to praise extravagantly
feasible (adj) possible to be done
grimace (n) a wry face; (v) to make such a face
impervious (adj) not affected or hurt by; admitting no passage or entrance
jeopardy (n) danger
quintessence (n) the purest form of something; the most typical example
scrutinize (v) to examine closely
tepid (adj) lukewarm; unenthusiastic
alienate (v) to make indifferent or hostile, to transfer, convey
artifice (n) a clever trick or skill, skillful or ingenious device
coerce (v) to compel by force
craven (adj) cowardly; (n) a coward
culinary (adj) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
demise (n) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
exhilarate (v) to give spirit or liveliness to, to enliven, cheer
fallow (adj) inactive; (n) land left unseeded; (v) to plow but not seed, reddish-yellow
inclement (adj) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude
negligible (adj) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
punitive (adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment
redress (v) to set right, remedy; (n) relief from wrong or injury
sojourn (n) a temporary stay; (v) to stay for a time
ascertain (v) to find out
bequeath (v) to pass on as an inheritance
cogent (adj) forceful, convincing; relevant
converge (v) to approach one point, come nearer together
disperse (v) scatter
esteem (v) to regard highly; (n) a highly favorable opinion
expunge (v) to erase, obliterate, destroy
finite (adj) having limits; lasting only for a limited time
nonchalant (adj) cool and confident, unconcerned
panacea (n) a cure-all; an answer to all problems; remedy for all ills
scrupulous (adj) exact, attending carefully and thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
skulk (v) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
supercilious (adj) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a felling of superiority
uncanny (adj) mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
venial (adj) pardonable; easily excused
altruistic unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
assent to express agreement; agreement
benefactor one who does good to others
chivalrous marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
dearth a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
diffident shy, lacking self-confidence, modest, reserved
facile easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent; easily
indomitable unconquerable, refusing to yield
plod to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly
pungent causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
remiss neglecctful in performance of one's duty, careless
temerity rashness, boldness
truculent fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
unfeigned sincere, real, without pretense
virulent extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
brandish to wave of flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
deft skillful nimble
extirpate to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
musty stale, moldy; out of state
officious meddling; excessively forward in offering services of assuming authority
pinnacle a high peak or point
solace comfort, relief; to comfort; console
supple bending easily, bending with agility, readily adaptable
venal open to or marked by bribery of corruption
abhor (v) to regrd with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
buffet (v) to strike; (n) a slap or blow
discern (v) to see clearly; recognize
extant (adj) still existing
inter (v) to bury; consign to oblivion
martinet (n) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
obviate (v) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
renegade (n) one who leaves a group; (adj) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
reprehensible (adj) deserving blame
somber (adj) dark, gloomy; depressed in spirit
squalid (adj) filthy, wretched, debased
vociferous (adj) loud and noisy, compelling attention
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