Sadlier-Oxford Vocab level F15

adament
adj. firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding; n. an extremely hard substance
brouhaha
n. a confused hodgepodge of sounds; hubub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
bulwark
n. a strong defense or protection, a sold wall-like structure for defence; v. to provide such a defense or protection.
bumptious
adj. offensively self-assertive; excessively and arrogantly self-confident
choleric
adj. easily made angry, bad-tempered
cloy
v. to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut; satiate
curtail
v. to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
deference
n. couteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
difinitive
adj. conclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
demeanor
n. the way a person behaves, overall impression made by comportment, manner, etc.; facial appearance, mien
enigmatic
adj. puzzling, perplexing, not easily inderstood, mysterious
forebearance
n. tolerance and self-control (in the face of provocation), patience; the act of refraining from something, abstinence
impromptu
adj., adv. without preparations, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; n. an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
mawkish
adj. excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
mollify
v. to soften, make gentle; to calm, allay (as an emotion); to reduce in intensity
onus
n. something that is heavy or budensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
presentiment
n. a vague sense of approaching misfortune
remit
v. to send or hand in (as money), to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone,defer
requisite
adj. needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensible
sartorial
adj. of or pertaining to a tailor or his work; having to do with clothes or dress (especially men’s)
thwart
v. to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate, foil
profilgate
adj. given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; n. a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending

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