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Vocab Workshop H15

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 15

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adumbrate v. To outline or sketch broadly; to foreshadow or prefigure; to disclose partially
apotheosis n. The elevation of a person to a devine rank or status; the glorification of a person as an ideal; a glorified ideal
ascetic adj. Practicing strict self-denial for the sake of personal or spiritual discipline; n. One who leads a life of self-discipline, especially to express religious devotion
bauble n. A small, shadowy ornament of little value or use
beguile v. To mislead or deceive; to cheat; to divert; to cause to vanish unnoticed
burgeon v. To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; to develop rapidly or suddenly
complement n. Something that completes a whole; the quantity or number needed to make up a whole; the full number or allowance; v. To complete
contumacious adj. Obstinately or willfully disobedient; openly rebellious
curmudgeon n. An irascible, churlish person
didactic adj. Intended to instruct, especially morally; inclined to moralize too much
disingenuous adj. Lacking in sincerity or candor
exculpate v. To clear of guilt or blame
faux pas n. A slip in manners or conduct; a social blunder
fulminate v. To denounce or condemn vehemently; to explode, detonate
fustian n. Inflated or pretentious language in speech or writing; a cloth made of cotton and flax
hauteur n. Haughtiness of bearing or attitude
inhibit v. To restrain or hold back; to hinder or arrest; to prohibit
jeremiad n. An elaborate or prolonged lamentation; any tale of woe
opportunist n. One who makes a practice of taking advantage of cirumstances to further his or her own self-interest, regardless of principles or ultimate consequences
unconscionable adj. Not guided or restrained by conscience, prudence, or reason; unscrupulous; immoderate
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