Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Unit 9 Level C


Unit 9 Words:
apt. Awry. Bludgeon. Capitulate. Chafe. Defile. Dire. Disarming. Disgruntled. Encroach. Endow. Fend. Impunity. Mien. Penal. Pertinent. Predominant. Prodigy. Recluse. Renown.
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(adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn
 
apt
(adj,adv) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course
 
awry
(n.) a short club used as a weapon
 
bludgeon
(v.) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point
 
bludgeon
(v.) to end resistance, give up; surrender, throw in the towel
 
capitulate
(v.) to warm or wear sore by rubbing;; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against
 
chafe
(n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing
 
chafe
(v., trans.) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of
 
defile
(v., intrans.) to march in a single line or in columns
 
defile
(n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon
 
defile
(adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster
 
dire
(adj.) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion
 
disarming
(adj., part.) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed
 
disgruntled
(v.) to advance beyond the usual proper limits, trespass
 
encroach
(v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality
 
endow
(v.) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage
 
fend
(n.) freedom from punishment
 
impunity
(n.) air, manner; appearance; expression
 
mien
(adj.) having to do with punishment
 
penal
(adj.) related to the matter at hand; to the point
 
pertinent
(adj.) the greatest in strength or power; most common
 
predominant
(n.)something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat
 
prodigy (also: a child or young person with anextraordinary ability or talent)
(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
 
recluse
(n.) fame, glory
 
renown
Synonyms: appropriate, fir, proper, liable Antonyms: inappropriate, unlikely, slow
 
apt
Synonyms: (adj.) crooked, askew, amiss Antonyms: (adj.) straight, symmetrical
 
awry
Synonyms: (n.) cudgel; (v.) clobber, clout
 
bludgeon
Antonyms: hold out, persist
 
capitulate
Synonyms: (v.) irritate, scrape, abrade Antonyms: (v.) soothe, molligy, please, elate
 
chafe
Synonyms: (v., trans.) pollute, contaminate, descrate Antonyms: (v., trans.) cleanse, purify
 
defile
Synonyms: disastrous, ominous, sinister, urgent Antonyms: favorable, auspicious, beneficial
 
dire
Synonyms: endearing, winning Antonyms: alarming, troubling, disquieting
 
disarming
Synonyms: displeased, grumpy, surly Antonyms: pleased, satisfied, content
 
disgruntled
Synonyms: intrude, infringe
 
encroach
Synonyms: grant, bestow, present, bequeath Antonyms: take away, deprive
 
endow
Synonyms: stave off, cope
 
fend
Synonyms: exemption from penalty, immunity
 
impunity
Synonyms: look, bearing, demeanor
 
mien
Synonyms: correctional, disciplinary
 
penal
Synonyms: relevant, germane, apropos Antonyms: unrelated, irrelevant, immaterial
 
pertinent
Synonyms: chief, major, paramount, prevalant Antonyms: secondary, minor, subsidiary, rare
 
predominant
Synonyms: marvel, wonder, freak, genius Antonyms: dumbbell, dunce, dillard
 
prodigy
Synonyms: loner, hermit
 
recluse
Synonyms: reputation, celebrity, prestige Antonyms: obscurity, infamy, notoriety
 
renown
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