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Stadlier Oxford G

WCHS Unit 15-G

Worddefinition
amenity (n) that which is pleasant or agreeable; (pl) attractive features, customs, etc.
aperture (n) an opening, gap, hole; orifice
dissidence (n) a difference of opinion; discontent
epicurean (adj) devoted to the pursiut of pleasure; fond of good food, comfort, and ease; with discriminating taste; (n) a person with discriminating tastes
improvident (adj) not thrify; failing to plan ahead
iniquity (n) wickedness, sin; a grossly immoral act
inviolable (adj) sacred; of such a character that it must not be groken, injured, or profaned
mutable (adj) open to or capable of change, fickle
nascent (adj) just beginning to exist or develop; having just come into existence
obeisance (n) a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deferencve, homage
panegyric (n) formal or elaborate praise; a tribute
pillory (n) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule; (v) to expose to public contempt or ridicule
pittance (n) a woefully meager allowance, wge, or portion
presage (v) to foreshadow or point to a future event; to predict; (n) a warning or indication of the future
progeny (n) descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples
promulgate (v) to proclaim or issue officially; to make known far and wide
rectitude (n) uprighness, righteousness; correctness
restive (adj) restless, hard to manage, balky
seraphic (adj) angelic, heavenly, celestial
subsist (v) to have existence; to remain alive, mangage to make a living or maintain life; to persist or continue
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