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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 15

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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 15

Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 15

Word List

  1. adamant
    (adj.) firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; (n.) an extremely hard substance
  2. impromptu
    (adj., adv.) without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; (n.) an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
  3. brouhaha
    (n.) a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
  4. mawkish
    (adj.) excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
  5. bulwark
    (n.) a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; (v.) to provide such defense or protection
  6. mollify
    (v.) to soften; to calm, allay (as an emotion); reduce in intensity
  7. choleric
    (adj.) easily made angry, bad-tempered
  8. onus
    (n.) something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
  9. cloy
    (v.) to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, surfeit
  10. presentiment
    (n.) a vague sense of approaching misfortune
  11. curtail
    (v.) to cut short, bring to a halt, or end sooner than expected; to reduce
  12. profligate
    (adj.) given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; (n.) a person given to wild spending
  13. deference
    (n.) courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
  14. remit
    (v.) to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive; to lessen, diminish; postpone, defer
  15. definitive
    (adj.) conclusive, final, the limit of what can be done
  16. requisite
    (adj.) needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
  17. demeanor
    (n.) the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien
  18. sartorial
    (adj.) of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men’s)
  19. enigmatic
    (adj.) puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
  20. thwart
    (v.) to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate

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