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Wordly Wise 1-5

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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lessons 1-5
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1.
alacrity
promptness in responding
29.
insuperable
incapable of being overcome or defeated
2.
allude
To refer to in an indirect way (used with to).
30.
intermittent
not continuous; happening at intervals.
3.
array
a large group of people or things. 2. an
orderly arrangement or display. 3. to place in
order. 4. to dress up
31.
lament
to feel or express greif
32.
Meander
To follow a winding course. To wander
aimlessly.
33.
obligatory
required or demanded
34.
Paraphernalia
Personal belongings. Equipment associated
with a particular activity.
35.
pensive
deep in thought ; dreamily thoughtful.
36.
regale
To entertain or delight.
37.
secular
Wordly not connected with the church or
religion.
38.
sedentary
Doing or requiring a lot of sitting.
39.
Speculate
to think about or make guesses. To engage in
a risky business venture.
40.
Strife
Conflict or struggle.
4.
bewail
to express deep regret or sorrow over.
5.
Callow
Young and inexperienced; immature.
6.
camaraderie
Goodwill and warm feelings among friends.
7.
consecrate
1. To set apart as holy. 2. To dedicate to a
cause; to devote.
8.
contemporary
A person living during the same period as
another. adj. Existing or occurring at the
same time.
9.
Contend
To struggle with. To maintain or assert. A
conflict or struggle. A point made in
argument.
10.
Cynic
someone who is critical of the motives of
others
41.
subjugate
to bring under control; to conquer
11.
deduce
tp draw a conclusion from given facts
42.
temporal
12.
Despot
A ruler with absolute power or tyrannical
control over a group of people.
relating to the everyday world as opposed
to that which is spiritual or eternal.
43.
torrid
intensely hot and dry.
44.
trauma
a severe bodily injury. 2. emotional shock
45.
ubquitous
appearing to be present in large numbers or
in many different places.
46.
Venerate
To show great respect for.
13.
destitute
without resources or possesstions, especially
the necessities of life. 2 lacking; devoid of.
14.
detract
to take away, especially from the value,
beauty, or importance of.
15.
disseminate
To scatter or spread widely.
16.
emancipate
to set free from slavery; to liberate.
17.
encumber
to weigh down or burden. 2. to impede the
action of
18.
Enunciate
To pronounce clearly. To state; to announce
19.
exhort
to urge stongly; to warn or appeal
20.
extol
to praise highly
21.
Extraneous
Not necessary; irrelevant.
22.
fraught
full of or accompanied by (usually followed
by with)
23.
haphazard
marked by lack of plan, order, or direction.
24.
impediment
Anything that gets in the way; an obstacle.
25.
impetus
a driving force; anything that caues an
action. 2. increased activity resulting from a
driving force.
26.
implicate
to show to be involved with something,
especially something dishonest or illegal.
27.
Impoverish
To make poor. To take away
28.
inexplicable
hard to explain or impossible to understand
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