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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 14

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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 14

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 14

Word List

  1. amenable
    (adj.) willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible
  2. jejune
    (adj.) lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
  3. berate
    (v.) to scold sharply
  4. obdurate
    (adj.) stubborn, unyielding
  5. carnage
    (n.) large-scale slaughter or loss of life
  6. potpourri
    (n.) a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
  7. credulous
    (adj.) too ready to believe, easily deceived
  8. precocious
    (adj.) showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
  9. criterion
    (n.) a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
  10. sadistic
    (adj.) delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
  11. deplete
    (v.) to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
  12. sententious
    (adj.) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
  13. expatriate
    (v.) to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
  14. supplicate
    (v.) to beg earnestly and humbly
  15. extraneous
    (adj.) coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
  16. surfeit
    (n.) an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; (v.) to feed or supply with anything to excess
  17. inception
    (n.) the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
  18. tortuous
    (adj.) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
  19. infirmity
    (n.) a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.)
  20. turgid
    (adj.) swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive language

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