Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 2





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adverse

(adj.) unfavorable, negative; working against. hostile

arid

(adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull

assailant

(n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)

billow

(n.) a large wave; 
(v.) to rise or swell like a wave

confront

(v.) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with

constrain

(v.) to force, compel; to restrain, hold back

contemporary

(adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; 
(n.) a person of the same time

depict

(v.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture

disinterested

(adj.) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent

encompass

(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or class

groundless

(adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified

hypocrite

(n.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or he really is; a two-faced person

incomprehensible

(adj.) impossible to understand

manipulate

(v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage

maximum

(n.) the greatest possible amount or degree; 
(adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree

mimic

(n.) a person who does imitations; 
(v.) to imitate; to make fun of

ruffle

(v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; 
(n.) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat

serene

(adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand

sheepish

(adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid

stamina

(n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power

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