unit 8

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unit 8
2011-01-27 23:01:10
vocab unit

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