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Stadlier Oxford G

WCHS Unit 14-G

WordDefinition
beatific (adj) blissful; rendering or making blessed
behemoth (n) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance
blandishment (n, often pl) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk, apple-polishing
cacophinous (adj) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
chicanery (n) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing
consign (v) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
coup (n) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
euphemism (n) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
febrile (n) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic
gainsay (v) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose
imminent (adj) about to happen, threatening
innate (adj) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in
loath (adj) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined
manifest (adj) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n) a list of cargo and or passengers
minutiae (pl. n) small or trivial details, trifling matters
moratorium (n) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
nostrum (n) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness
pariah (n) one who is rejected by a social group or organization
visionary (adj) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; (n) one given to far-fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
wizened (adj, part) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)
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