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Sadlier Oxford - C9

Sadlier Oxford - Level C Unit 9

apt (adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
awry (adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
bludgeon (n.) a short club used as a weapon; (v.) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
capitulate (v.) to end resistance, give up, surrender
chafe (v.) to warm by rubbing, to wear sore by rubbing, to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; (n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing
defile (v., trans.) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; (v., intrans.) to march in a single line or in columns; (n.) a narrow passage
dire (adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
disarming (adj.) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
disgruntled (part., adj.) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
encroach (v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass
endow (v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
fend (v.) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
impunity (n.) freedom from punishment
mien (n.) air, manner; appearance; expression
penal (adj.) having to do with punishment
pertinent (adj.) related to the matter at hand, to the point
predominant (adj.) the greatest strength or power; most common
prodigy (n.) something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent
recluse (n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
renown (n.) fame, glory
Created by: tom9