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Sadlier Oxford D

WCHS Unit 11-D

wordDefinition
brevity (n) shortness
comport (v) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
concise (adj) expressing much in a few words
demure (adj) sober or serious in manner, modest
depreciation (n) a lessening in value; a belittling
deteriorate (v) to lower in quality or value; to wear away
divulge (v) to tell, reveal; to make public
enlightened (adj) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
forestall (v) to prevent by acting first
garble (v) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
proponent (n) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
quaver (v) to shake, tremble; to trill
recoil (to spring back, shrink; (n) the act of springing back
recoup (v) to make up for, regain
reek (n) an unpleasant smell; (v) to give off unpleasant smells
relentless (adj) unyielding, harsh, without pity
rivulet (n) a small stream
squander (v) to spend foolishly, waste
staccato (adj) detached or disconnected in sound or style
statute (n) a law
Created by: dmoudy