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Sadlier Oxford - C11

Sadlier Oxford - Level C Unit 11

appease (v.) to make calm, soothe; to relieve, satisfy; to yield to
belated (adj.) late, tardy
calamitous (adj.) causing great misfortune
cite (v.) to quote; to mentions; to summon to appear in court; to commend, recommend
conventional (adj.) in line with accepted ideas or standards; trite
decoy (v.) to lure into a trap; (n.) a person or thing used to lure into a trap
delve (v.) to dig; to search deeply and thoroughly
ensue (v.) to follow in order, come immediately after and as a result
gallantry (n.) heroic courage; respect and courtesy; an act or statement marked by a high level of courtesy
impart (v.) to make known, tell; to give, pass something on
judicious (adj.) using or showing good judgment, wise, sensible
mediate (v.) to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go-between; (adj.) occupying a middle position; indirect, acting through an intermediary
milieu (n.) the setting, surroundings, environment
outlandish (adj.) strange, freakish, odd, foreign-looking; geographically remote; exceeding reasonable limits
overbearing (adj.) domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant
pert (adj.) high-spirited; lively; bold, saucy; jaunty
quirk (n.) a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn
regale (v.) to feast, entertain agreeably
shiftless (adj.) lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient
taint (n.) a stain or spot; a mark of corruption or dishonor; (v.) to staing or contaminate
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