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Eng: Chapter 9 Vocab

Stadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level F

WordDefinition
abate to make less in amount; to nullify
adulation praise or flattery that is excessive
anathema an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation
astute shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice a greedy desire, particularity for wealth
culpable deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
dilatory tending to delay or procrastinate
egregious conspicuous, standing out from the mass (in an unfavorable sense)
equivocate to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation
evanescent vanishing, soon passing; light and airy
irresolute unable to make up one's mind; hesitating
nebulous cloudlike, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
novice one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
penury extreme poverty; barrenness
pretentious done for show, striving to make a big impression
recapitulate to review a series of facts; to sum up
resuscitate to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
slovenly untidy, dirty, careless
supposition something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
torpid inactive, sluggish, dull
Created by: blacall13