Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 7

Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 7

Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 7

Word List

  1. allay
    (v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
  2. furtive
    (adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
  3. bestial
    (adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
  4. garish
    (adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
  5. convivial
    (adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
  6. illusory
    (adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
  7. coterie
    (n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
  8. indigent
    (adj.) needy, impoverished
  9. counterpart
    (n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
  10. inordinate
    (adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
  11. demur
    (v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection
  12. jettison
    (v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
  13. effrontery
    (n.) shameless boldness, impudence
  14. misanthrope
    (n.) a person who hates or despises people
  15. embellish
    (v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
  16. pertinacious
    (adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
  17. ephemeral
    (adj.) lasting only a short time, short–lived
  18. picayune
    (adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small–minded
  19. felicitous
    (adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well–being or good fortune, happy
  20. raiment
    (n.) clothing, garments

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