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Unit 6 Level C

Level C Unit 6 Sadlier- Oxford

WordMeaning
abashed (adj.,part.) embarrassed, ashamed, or nonplussed ant.-unembarrassed, unashamed
aloof (adj.)withdrawn, standing apart from others( usually as a matter of choice) syn.- distant, cold, standoffish ant.- involved, sociable
anguish (n.)great mental suffering, distress, or pain; (v.) to be deeply tormented by pain or sorrow syn.- (n.) misery, woe, torment ant.- (n.) joy, delight, peace of mind
articulate (v.)to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj.) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully syn.- enunciate, expound; (adj.) glib, eloquent ant.- tongue- tied, mumbled. incoherent
bask (v.)to be in, or exposed oneself to, pleasant warmth; to take pleasure in or derive enjoyment from syn.- wallow, revel
defect (n.)an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization
finesse (n.)delicate skill; tact and cleverness; (v.) to accomplish something by cleverness, good judgment, or skillful evasion syn.- (n.)delicacy, subtlety ant.- (n.)clumsiness, awkwardness
flaunt (v.)to wave or flutter showily; to display in a conceited, offensive way syn.- show off, parade ant.- hide, downplay
forthright (adj.)frank, direct, straightforward syn.- candid, blunt ant.- indirect, evasive, deceitful, two-faced
genial (adj.)cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm syn.- friendly, amiable ant.- cold, unfriendly, unsociable
instill (v.)to add gradually; to introduce or cause to be taken in syn.- implant, infuse, inculcate ant.- root out, eradicate, extirpate
ostracize (v.)to exclude from a group, banish, send away syn.- cast out, expel, blackball, snub ant.-fraternize with, associate with
premonition (n.)forewarning or foreboding of a future event syn.- presentiment
pseudonym (n.)a pen name, name assumed by a writer syn.- nom de plume ~ Francais, yeah! :D
purge (v.)to wash away impurities, clean up;(n.) the process of getting rid of something or someone decisively syn.-(v.)cleanse, purify ant.-(v.) pollute, contaminate, defile
rehabilitate (v.)to make over in good form; to restore to good condition or to a former position syn.-reclaim, rebuild, reform
repercussion (n.)an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation ant.-cause, source
resolute (adj.)bold, determined; firm syn.-steadfast, unflinching ant.-weak, spineless, indecisive
retentive (adj.)able to hold, keep, or recall; retaining knowledge easily ant.- porous, forgetful
scapegoat (n.)a person or thing carrying the blame of others syn.-fall guy, whipping boy
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