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Sadlier Oxford D

WCHS Unit 10-D

adept (adj) thoroughly skilled; (n) and expert
aspire (v) to have ambitious hopes or plans, strive toward a higher goal, desire earnestly
bleak (adj) bare, dreary, dismal
chide (v) to blame; scold
despicable (adj) worthy of scorn, contemptible
diminutive (adj) small; smaller than most others of the same type
emancipate (v) to free from slavery; to release or liberate
erroneous (adj) incorrect, containing mistakes
exploit (v) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n) a feat, deed
extemporaneous (adj) made or delivered on the spur of the moment
impair (v) to make imperfect, damage, harm
invincible (adj) not able to be defeated, unbeatable
languid (adj) drooping; without energy, sluggish
mire (n) mud; wet, swampy gound; a tough situation; (v) to get stuck
obtrusive (adj) forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out
preamble (n) an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
render (v) to cause to become; to perform; to deliver officially; to process, extract
rugged (adj) rough, irregular, severe. stern; strong; stormy
skeptical (adj) inclined to doubt; slow to accept something as true
slipshod (adj) untidy in dress, personal habits, etc; careless, sloppy
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