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Sadlier Oxford D

WCHS Unit 6-D

atone (v) to make up for
bondage (n) slavery; any state of being bound or held down
credible (adj) believable
defray (v) to pay for
diligent (adj) hardworking, industrious, not lazy
doleful (adj) sad; dreary
ghastly (adj) frightful, horrible; deathly pale
hamper (v) to hold back
hew (v) to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to
impoverished (adj0 poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
incessant (adj) never stopping , going on all the time
intricate (adj) complicated; difficult to understand
lucid (adj) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
posthumous (adj) occurring or published after death
prim (adj) overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
sardonic (adj) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
superfluous (adj) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
supplant (v) to take the place of, supersede
taunt (v) to jeer at, mock; (n) an insulting or mocking remark
tenacious (adj) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent
Created by: dmoudy