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Sadlier Oxford - C8

Sadlier Oxford - Level C Unit 8

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abut (v.) to join at one end or next to; to support, prop up SYN: to border on, be next to, to bolster
attire (n.) clothes, apparel; (v.) to dress or adorn SYN: apparel, clothing, garb; to dress, bedeck
avail (v.) to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; (n.) use, benefit, or value SYN: to profit, benefit; to take advantage of
crony (n.) a very close friend, pal, chum SYN: a chum, pal, buddy
cryptic (adj.) puzzling or mystifying SYN: puzzling, mystifying, enigmatic
divergent (adj.) going in different directions; differing from each other; departing from convention, deviant SYN: not in agreement, differing; unorthodox, unconventional
enmity (n.) hatred, ill-will SYN: hostility, animosity, antagonism
fervent (adj.) very earnest, emotional, passionate, extremely hot SYN: enthusiastic, ardent; burning, blazing, scorching
gaunt (adj.) thin and bony, starved looking, bare, barren SYN: lean, scrawny, lanky, all skin and bones
infiltrate (v.) to pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily SYN: to slip into, creep into, penetrate
nullify (v.) to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out SYN: to cancel, invalidate, annul
perceptible (adj.) capable of being grasped by the senses or mind SYN: noticeable, discernible
plummet (v.) to plunge straight down; (n.) a weight fastened to a line SYN: to take a nosedive, plunge
proclaim (v.) to declare publicly or officially SYN: to announce, declare, promulgate
proxy (n.) an agent, substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place SYN: a deputy, representative
rankle (v.) to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time) SYN: irritate, vex, nettle, irk, gall
scavenger (n.) a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies SYN: someone who rummages in waste
stint (v.) to limit, be sparing or frugal; (n.) a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity SYN: to limit, restrict; to scrimp, economize
stoical (adj.) self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain SYN: self-controlled, unresponsive, impassive
unflagging (adj.) tireless, continuing with vigor SYN: steady, undiminished, unremitting
Created by: tom9