Vocab Unit 7

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  1. severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
    • austere
    • adjective
  2. performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
    • beneficent
    • adjective 
  3. pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
    • cadaverous 
    • adjective 
  4. to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
    • concoct
    • verb
  5. coarse, unfeeling; stupid
    • crass
    • adjective
  6. to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
    • debase
    • verb
  7. to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
    • desecrate
    • verb
  8. to confuse; to disturb the composure of
    • disconcert
    • verb
  9. grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
    • grandiose
    • adjective
  10. trifling, unimportant
    • inconsequential 
    • adjective
  11. a breaking of a law or obligation
    • infraction
    • noun
  12. to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
    • mitigate
    • verb
  13. to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; the act of looting; booty
  14. to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
    • prate 
    • verb
  15. very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
    • punctilious
    • adjective 
  16. inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
    • redoubtable
    • adjective 
  17. to find fault with, scold, rebuke
    • reprove
    • verb
  18. the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
    • restitution 
    • noun
  19. strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; a brave strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
    • stalwart
    • adjective 
  20. open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged unprotected
    • vulnerable
    • adjective

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Vocab Unit 7
2013-01-11 02:14:13

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