wordly wise book 11 lesson 1 sentences

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apocryphal

adjective;
of dubious authenticity or origin; spurious;
Although we hear numerous stories of Daniel Boone's exploits, many of them are _____________.

arcane

adjective;
understood by only a few; mysterious;
To most people, the science of quantum physics is an _______________ subject that is beyond their grasp.

convene

verb;
to summon or cause to assemble;
The president has ___________ a meeting of his economic advisors for this Thursday.

convene

verb;
to gather or assemble;
Student Council members ________________ on the first Monday of the moth.

expedient

adjective;
useful for some purpose; convenient;
Telephoning was the most ___________ method of alerting Sara to our change of plan.

expedient

adjective;
concerned primarily or exclusively with serving one's own interests;
Given a choice Ray does what is ____________ rather than what is right.

expedient

noun;
a means employed to bring about a certain result;
A hot bath is a useful ______ for ameliorating sore muscles.

exude

verb;
to flow out slowly; too ooze or emit;
The pine branch __________ed golden pitch after it was cut.

exude

verb;
to give forth; to exhibit in abundance;
A good lawyer _____________s confidence no matter how her case is going.

gesticulate

verb;
to motion energetically with the body or limbs;
The traffic cop ______ to the waiting cars to proceed.

gesticulation

noun;
motions made energetically with the body or limbs;
We were puzzled by Will's frantic __________ until we noticed the bee buzzing around his head.

imperturbable

adjective;
calm and assured;
Picking up the phone to call the plumber, my mother remained ______________.

increment

noun;
an increase, addition, or gain, often by regular, consecutive amounts;
Even small _____________s to a savings account add up to a substantial sum over time.

incremental

adjective;
in regular, consecutive amounts;
_________ changes to the dosage of Sunil's medication were necessary to maintain its effectiveness.

levity

noun;
excessive frivolity; a lock of seriousness; joking;
The atmosphere at the party was one of ________________ with much joking, laughter, and general silliness.

mortify

verb;
to embarrass or humiliate;
Jason's fall to the ice just as he was ready to fire the puck past the goalie _____________ him for days.

periphery

noun;
the area around the edges; the outermost part;
Hesitant to enter the walled garden, Joy made her way instead along the _______________.

peripheral

adjective;
relating to, involving, or forming an outer edge or boundary;
Bill Bradley's extraordinary ___________________ vision allowed him to see more of the basketball court than his opponents.

raconteur

noun;
one who tells stories with skill and wit;
Aunt clara knew so many stories and was such as superb __________ that she could entertain us for hours.

reiterate

verb;
to say or do over again; to repeat;
The signs posted at fifty-foot intervals _______________ the warning against hunting.

subterfuge

noun;
a deceptive scheme or strategy;
Friar Laurence's __________ to bring Romeo and Juliet together not only deceived their families, but also came to a terrible end.

vacillate

verb;
to move back and forth from lack of balance; waver;
The needle __________ between 5 and 6 before registering 5.4 on the Richter scale.

vacillate

verb;
to alternate indecisively between opinions or courses of action;
Karen's summer plans are still not set because she is ________ between a cross-country bike ride and an internship with the science museum.

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