Sadlier Oxford Level C 6 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
enmity
hatred, ill-will
refulgent
shining, radiant, resplendent
unflagging
tireless, continuing with vigor
dross
refuse; waste products; rubbish
stoical
self-controlled, not showing feeling
collusion
secret agreement or cooperation
imperious
overbearing; arrogant; seeking to dominate; compelling; domineering, imperative
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling
culpable ant
blameless, innocent, laudable, meritorious
malevolent
spiteful, showing will will; malicious, wicked
stricture
a limitation or restriction; a criticism(in medicine) a narrowing of a passage in the body
relinquish
to let go; give up; surrender
deface
harm the appearance of; to damage
acquiesce
to accept without protest; accede; consent
cubicle
(n.) a small room or compartment
articulate
to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to connect by a joint or joints; expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefull
disseminate
to scatter or spread widelyS: publicize, circulateA: muster, conceal
eulogy
a formal statement of commendation; high praise
unkempt
adj. not combed; untidy; not properly maintained
prim
overly neat precise, proper or formal; prudish
detriment
harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
fortuitous
adj. accidental, occurring by a happy chancesyn. unintentional, unplanned, random, luckyant. intentional, deliberate, premeditated
eschew
(v.) to avoid, shun, keep away from

censurable
 
 
  (adj.) deserving of blame or correction
  Syn: blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible
  Ant: commendndable, laudable, meritorious
belabour
to work on excessively, to thrash soundly
brash
prone to act in a hasty manner, impudent; rash
burnish
to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish; gloss, brightness, luster
efface
to wipe out; to keep oneself from being noticedSynonyms: blot out, erase, obliterate, expunge
disperse
to scatter, spread far and wide; break up, dispel
subterfuge
an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.
anathema deff
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (often used adjectivally without the article)
harangue
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
prudent
cautious
simultaneous
happening or exicting
cryptic
puzzling mystifying, or enigmatic
lavish
overly generous; extravagent; abundant; to spend or give freely without limit
swerve
to turn aside sharply
fervent
very ernest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot
remnant
a smalll part remaining behind
decrease
to become or make less
rankle
to cause anger, irritationm or bitterness
grueling
very tiring; calling for extreme effort
plummet
to plunge straight down; a wieght fastened to a line.
morbid
in an unhealthy mental state extremely gloomy, caused by or related to disease unwholesome.
stint
to limit, be sparing or frugal; a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty ; a period of activity
pamper
too allow too many privaleges, be to generous and easygoing towards
nub
the central point or heart of a matter
shirk
to avoid or get out of doing work; neglect a duty; to sneak slink
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