sadlier oxford vocabulary level G Unit 8 and Unit 9

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allegeVerb Unit 8
 
v. to assert without proof or confirmation
Are you alleging that i am not the victum here?
Syn:claim,...
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arrantAdjUnit 8
 
adj. thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant
Your arrant lies sting my ears.
Syn:shameless,...
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badinageNounUnit 8
 
n. light and playful conversation
This badinage is very pleasing to partake in in the morning.
Syn:ight...
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conciliateVerb Unit 8
 
v. to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
I...
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countermandVerb Unit 8
 
v. to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
I...
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echelonNounUnit 8
 
n. one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military...
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exacerbateVerb Unit 8
 
v. to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
You are exacerbating my wounds rather...
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fatuousadjUnit 8
 
adj. stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
Your fatuous love for me will be your down...
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irrefutableadjUnit 8
 
adj. impossible to disprove; beyond argument
The irrefutable evidence proves that he took...
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juggernautnounUnit 8
 
n. a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
The juggernaut...
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lackadaisicaladjUnit 8
 
adj. lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
I don't want a lackadaisical sorry from you...
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litanyNounUnit 8
 
n. a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with response...
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macabreAdjUnit 8
 
adj. grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject
The macabre subject...
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paucityNounUnit 8
 
n. an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth
The paucity of food will cause a famine in the...
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portendVerbUnit 8
 
v. to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of
The...
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razeVerbUnit 8
 
v. to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
The men razed the town...
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recantVerbUnit 8
 
v. to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce,...
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saturateVErb Unit 8
 
v. to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully
You must saturate the cake in...
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saturnineadjUnit 8
 
adj. of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
The boys girlfriend acted...
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sloughVerbUnit 8
 
v. to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through...
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AcclamationnounUnit 9
 
(n.) ovation, a shout of welcome
I recieved a standing ovation for my preformance. 
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BucolicAdjUnit 9
 
(adj.) Characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral...
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CalumniateVerbUnit 9
 
(v) to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously Syn: Libel Ant: Whitewash
Try not...
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Chary(adj.)Unit 9
 
(adj.)Extremely cautious, hesitant, or slow (to): reserved, diffident Syn: Skittish Ant: Incautious
The...
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Collusion
(n.)
Unit 9
 
(n)Secret agreement or cooperation Syn: Connivance, cahoots
Many were brought into WW1 by...
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Dilettante(n.)Unit 9
 
(n)a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way; superficial...
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Imperturbable(adj.)Unit 9
 
(adj.)not easily excited; emotionally steady Syn: Serene, Unflappable
The imperturbable...
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Increment(n.)Unit 9
 
(n)an enlargement, increase, addition. Syn: Accretion
His monthly salary increased in increments.
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Mandate(n.) (v)Unit 9
 
(n.)An authoritative command, formal order, authorization; (v)to issue such an order....
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Paltry(adj.)Unit 9
 
(adj.)Trifling, insignificant; mean, despicable; inferior, trashy Syn: Piddling
The paltry...
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Paroxysm(n.)Unit 9
 
(n.)A sudden outburst; a spasm, convulsion
His paroxysms of speaches throw the class for...
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Pedantry(n.)Unit 9
 
(n.)a pretentious display of knowledge, overly rigid attention to rules and details Syn: Pettifoggery,...
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Peregrination(n.)Unit 9
 
(n.)the act of traveling; an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
I lover...
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Redolent(adj)Unit 9
 
(adj.)Fragrant, smelling strongly; tending to arouse memories or create an aura
the redolent...
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Refulgent(adj)Unit 9
 
(adj.)Shining, radiant, resplendent.
The refulgent diamond sparkled.
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Shibboleth(n.)Unit 9
 
(n.)a word, expression, or custon that distinguished a particualar group of persons from all...
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Tyro(n.)Unit 9
 
(n.)A beginner, novice; one with little or no background or skill Syn: NEOPHYTE!
The tyro...
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Unremitting(adj.)Unit 9
 
(adj.)not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless Ant: Desultory
His...
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Vacillate(V)Unit 9
 
(v)To swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver in mind or...
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Vituperative(adj.)Unit 9
 
(adj.)harshly abusive, severely scolding Syn: Scurrilous Ant: Laudatory
The boys was vituperative...

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