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Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 8

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Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 8

Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 8

Word List

  1. allege
    (v.) to assert without proof or confirmation
  2. lackadaisical
    (adj.) lacking spirit or interest, halfhearted
  3. arrant
    (adj.) thoroughgoing, out–and–out; shameless, blatant
  4. litany
    (n.) a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list
  5. badinage
    (n.) light and playful conversation
  6. macabre
    (adj.) grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject
  7. conciliate
    (v.) to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
  8. paucity
    (n.) an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth
  9. countermand
    (v.) to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
  10. portend
    (v.) to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of
  11. echelon
    (n.) one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement
  12. raze
    (v.) to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
  13. exacerbate
    (v.) to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
  14. recant
    (v.) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract
  15. fatuous
    (adj.) foolish in a self–satisfied way
  16. saturate
    (v.) to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully
  17. irrefutable
    (adj.) impossible to disprove; beyond argument
  18. saturnine
    (adj.) of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
  19. juggernaut
    (n.) a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
  20. slough
    (v.) to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud; (n.) a mire; a state of depression

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