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Sadlier Oxford D

WCHS Unit 8-D

WordDefinition
assurance (n) a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence
asylum (n) an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
console (v) to comfort; (n) the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device
dilate (v) to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon
dross (n) refuse, waste products
dwindle (v) to lessen, diminish
flippant (adj) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
immunity (n) resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation
institute (v) to establish, set up; (n) an organization for the promotion of learning
liability (n) a debt; something disadvantageous
preposterous (adj) ridiculous, senseless
pugnacious (adj) quarrelsome, fond of fighting
rabid (adj) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies
realm (n) a kingdom; a region or field of study
rejuvenate (v) to make young again; to make like new
remunerate (v) to reward, pay, reimburse
sparse (adj) meager, scant; scattered
sterling (adj) genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
venture (n) a risky or daring undertaking; (v) to expose to danger; to dare
warp (v) to twist out of shape; (n) an abnormality
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