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Stadlier Oxford G

WCHS Unit 8-G

allege (v) to assert without proof or confirmation
arrant (adj) thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blantant
badinage (n) light and playful conversation
concilliate (v) to overcome the distrust of , win over; to appease, pacify to reconsile, make consistent
countermand (v) to cancel or reverse one order or command with anouther that is contrary to the first
echelon (n) one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement
exacerbate (v) to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
fatuous (adj) stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
irrefutable (adj) impossible to disprove; beyond argument
juggernaut (n) a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
lackadaisical (adj) lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
litany (n) a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congergation; any repetitive chant; a long list
macabre (adj) grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject
paucity (n) an inadequate quanity, scarcity, dearth
portend (v) to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of
raze (v) to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
recant (v) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has preiously been committed, renounce, retract
saturate (v) to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully
saturnine (adj) of a gloomy or surly dispostion; cold or sluggish in mood
slough (v) to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnessary; to plod though as if through m;ud; (n) a mire; a state of depession
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