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Sadlier-Oxford C4

Sadlier-Oxford: Level C - Unit 4

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annul (v.) to reduce to nothing; to make ineffective or inoperative; to declare invalid SYN: to cancel, abolish, invalidate, nullify ANT: to validate, authorize, ratify
blasé (adj.) indifferent, bored as a result of having enjoyed many pleasures SYN: bored, indifferent, apathetic ANT: enthusiastic, passionate, fervent
bolster (v.) to support, give a boost to; (n.) a long pillow or cushion; a supporting post SYN: to strengthen, reinforce, buttress; to validate ANT: to undermine, weaken, impair
deplore (v.) to feel or express regret or disapproval SYN: to lament, bemoan, bewail ANT: to approve; to commend, extol
frivolous (adj.) of little importance, not worthy of serious attention; not meant seriously SYN: silly, foolish, insane; petty, trifling ANT: serious; important, significant
muster (v.) to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; (n.) a list of men for military SYN: to assemble, mobilize, marshal; roster, inventory service; a gathering, accumulation ANT: to disband, dismiss, disperse
nonentity (n.) a person or thing of no importance SYN: a nobody ANT: a celebrity, superstar
obsess (v.) to trouble, haunt, or fill the mind SYN: to preoccupy, monopolize one's mind ANT: unconcerned, indifferent, apathetic
ornate (adj.) elaborately decorated; showily splendid SYN: fancy, elaborate, flashy, flamboyant ANT: simple, plain, stark, austere
oust (v.) to remove, drive out of a position or place SYN: to expel; eject ANT: to admit, welcome
peruse (v.)to read thoroughly and carefully SYN: to study, pore over, scrutinize ANT: to glance quickly at, scan
porous (adj.) full of tiny holes; able to be penetrated by air or water SYN: leaky, permeable
promontory (n.) a high point of land extending into water SYN: a cliff, headland
prone (adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely SYN: lying face down, prostrate; liable, apt ANT: standing upright; unlikely
qualm (n.) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a feeling of faintness or nausea SYN: to regret, second thought, scruple
recourse (n.) a person or thing turned to for help or advice; the act of seeking help or protection SYN: something a person can turn to for help
residue (n.) a remainder, that which remains when a part has been used up or removed SYN: to remnant; the remains, leavings
solicitous (adj.) showing concern or care; fearful or anxious about someone or something SYN: concerned, anxious
staid (adj.) serious and dignified, quiet or subdued in character or conduct SYN: sedate, sober, prim ANT: gaudy, jaunty; unconventional
sustain (v.) to support, nourish, keep up; to suffer, undergo; to bear up under, withstand; to affirm the validity of SYN: to nourish, foster; to maintain; to undergo
Created by: tom9