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Stadlier Oxford G

WCHS Unit 12-G

WordDefinition
aesthetic (adj) pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty
defunct (adj) no longer in exixtence or functioning, dead
discomfit (v) to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
espouse (v) to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
fetish (n) an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
gregarious (adj) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
hapless (adj) marked by persistent absence of good luck
impeccable (adj) faultless, beyond criticism or blame
importune (v) to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently
irreparable (adj) incapable of being repaired or rectified
laconic (adj) concise, using few words
languish (v) to become weak, feeble or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispiritied; to suffer neglect
mendacious (adj) given to lying or deception; untrue
nadir (n) the lowest point
omnipresent (adj) present in all places at all times
perfunctory (adj) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
plaintive (adj) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
requite (v) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, sevice, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
tantamount (adj) equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect
interpolate (v) to insert between other parts or things; to repreent as an addition or correction
Created by: dmoudy