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Vocab units 6-10

Sadlier oxford level D

QuestionAnswer
atone to make up for
bondage slavery, a state of being bound or held up
credible believable
defray to pay for
diligent hardworking, industrious, not lazy
atone expiate, make amends for
bondage captivity, subjection
credible plausible
defray foot the bill
diligent assiduous, sedulous ant: indolent, cursory, perfunctory
doleful sad, dreary
ghastly frightful, horrible, deathly pale
hamper to hold back
hew to shape or cut down with an ax, to hold to
impoverished poor, in a state of poverty, depleted
doleful melancholy, dolorous ant: blithe
ghastly grisly
hamper obstruct, inhibit
hew conform
impoverished destitute, indigent ant: affluent
incessant never stopping, going all the time
intricate complicated, difficult to understand
lucid easy to understand, clear, rational, sane
posthumous occurring or published after death
prim overly neat, precise, proper or formal, prudish
incessant ant: sporadic, intermittent
intricate convoluted
lucid limpid, intelligible ant: obscure
posthumous postmortem
prim fastidious, squeamish ant: lax
sardonic grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
superfluous exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
supplant to take the place of, supersede
taunt to jeer at, mock, an insulting or mocking remark
tenacious holding fast, holding together firmly, persistent
sardonic caustic, mordant, acerbic, wry ant: saccharine
superfluous supererogatory
taunt deride
tenacious obstinate, dogged ant: lax
adieu a farewell
advent an arrival, coming into a place or view
apex the highest point, tip
assimilate to absorb fully or make one's one, to adopt as one's own, to adapt fully
bogus false, counterfeit
advent ant: exodus
apex acme, crowning point ant: nadir
bogus spurious
exorbitant unreasonably high, excessive
interim the time between, temporary, coming between 2 points in time
inundate to flood, overflow, to overwhelm by numbers or size
malign to speak evil of, slander
meander wander about, wind about, a sharp turn or twist
exorbitant inordinate
interim interlude, provisional, stopgap
inundate deluge
malign defame, vilify ant: benevolent
meander ramble, twist
metropolis a large city
momentous very important
obstreperous noisy, unruly, disorderly
pensive thoughtful, melancholy
perilous dangerous
metropolis ant: hamlet
momentous weighty, portentous
obstreperous rioutus ant: docile
pensive contemplative, wistful
shoddy of poor quality, characterized by inferior workmanship
sprightly lively, full of life, spicy, flavorful
surly angry and bad tempered, rude
tirade a long, angry speech usually very critcal
vagrant an idle wanderer, tramp, wandering aimlessly
shoddy imitative
sprightly ant: sullen
surly gruff, sullen, hostile ant: genial
tirade harangue, diatribe, tongue-lashing
vagrant vagabond, nomad
assurance a pledge, freedom from doubt
asylum an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc. a place of safety
console to comfort, the keyboard of an organ, control panel for electronic device
dilate to make larger or wider, to expand upon
dross refuse, waste products
asylum sanatorium
console solace, alleviate ant: vex
dross detritus, dregs
dwindle the lessen, diminish
flippant lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy
immunity resistance to disease, freedom from some cahrge or obligation
institute to establish, set up; and organization for the promotion of learning
liability a debt, something disadventageous
dwindle peter out
flippant frivolous, impudent, impertinent, insolent ant: deferential, obsequious
immunity impunity
institute ant: raze
liability impediment
preposterous ridiculous, senseless
pugnacious quarrelsome, fond of fighting
rabid furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected with rabies
realm a kingdom, a region or field of study
rejuvinate to make young again, to make like new
preposterous nonsensical
pugnacious combative, belligerent ant: amicable, congenial
rabid fanatical, zealous, berserk ant: blase, indifferent
realm duchy, bailiwick
rejuvinate enervate, debilitate
remunerate to reward, pay, reimburse
sparse meager, scant, scattered
sterling genuine, excellent, made of silver of standard fineness
venture a risky or daring undertaking, to expose to danger, to dare
warp to twist out of shape, and abnormality
sparse few and far between ant: teeming
venture ant: retire
warp ant: rectify
auxilary giving assistance or support, a helper, aid
candid frank, sincere, impartial, unposed
cubicle a small room or compartment
drudgery work that is hard and tiresome
envoy a representative or messenger
candid forthright ant: artful
drudgery toil, grind
envoy emissary
escalate to elevate, to increase intensity
expedient a means to an end, advantageous, useful
feign to pretend
flair a natural quality, talent ot skill, a distinctive style
grievous causing sorrow or pain, serious
expedient contrivance
feign sham, affect
flair bent, panache
grievous onerous, flagrant
heterogeneous composed of different kinds, diverse
horde a vast number (as of people), a throng
impel to force, drive forward
incredulous disbelieving, skeptical
inscribe to write or engrave, to enter a name on a list
heterogeneous variegated
impel ant: check, curb
incredulous dubious
monologue a speech by one actor, a long talk by one person
prognosis a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
rasping with a harsh, grating sound; a harsh sound
repugnant offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
scuttle to sink a ship, to get rid of something in a decisive way, to run hastily, scurry; a pail
monologue soliloquy ant: colloquy
rasping abrasive ant: sonorous
repugnant odious
adept thoroughly skilled, and expert
aspire to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly, to ascend
bleak bare, dreary, dismal
chide to blame, scold
despicable worthy of scorn, contemptible
adept proficient ant: maladroit, novice
chide upbraid, rebuke, chastise
despicable sordid, detestable ant: meritorious
diminutive small. smaller than most others of the same type
emancipate to free from slavery, to release or liberate
erroneous incorrect, containing mistakes
exploit to make use of, develop, to make improper use of for a personal profit; a feat, deed
extemporaneous made or delivered on the spur of the moment
emancipate unshackle, unfetter ant: snare, shackle
erroneous fallacious ant: unerring
extemporaneous off-the-cuff
impair to make imperfect, damage, harm
invincible to able to be defeated, unbeatable
languid drooping, without energy, sluggish
mire mud, wet and swampy ground, a tough situation, to get stuck
obtrusive forward, undesirably prominent, thrust out
impair mar, enervate
invincible indomitable, insuperable ant: surmountable
languid listless, lethargic
mire slough
obtrusive brash, impudent, conspicuous, protruding ant: deferential
preamble an introduction to a speech or pice of writing
render to cause to become, to perform, to deliver officially, to process, extract
rugged rough, irregular, sever, stern, strong, stormy
skeptical inclined to doubt, slow to accept something as true
slipshod untidy in dress, persoinal habits, etc.; careless, sloppy
render furnish
rugged craggy, hardy
skeptical dubious, incredulous ant: credulous, ingenuous
slipshod slovenly, slapdash, cursory ant: painstaking
Created by: danicarose13