wordly wise book 12 lesson 3

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amalgam

noun.
An alloy of mercury and other metals.

amalgam

noun.
A mixture of different elements.

antediluvian

adjective;
Very old or old-fashioned.

apothecary

noun.
One who prepares and sells ointments, drugs, or similar items for medical purposes.

ascetic

adjective;
refraining from self-indulgence.

ascetic

noun.
A person who practices self-denial.

beneficent

adjective;
Doing or producing good.

charlatan

noun.
One who falsely claims knowledge or ability.

denizen

noun.
An inhabitant, resident, or frequenter of a place.

doyen

noun.
A senior member of a group, especially one who is highly respected.

doyen

noun.
The oldest example of a category.

flora

noun.
Plants considered as a group in a particular area or era.

imbibe

verb.
To absorb or take in mentally.

imbibe

verb.
To absorb or take in mentally.

nostrum

noun.
A medicine or remedy whose effectiveness has not been proven.

obviate

verb.
To prevent or make unnecessary; to get rid of.

perennial

adjective.
Lasting indefinitely or recurring

perennial

noun.
A plant that lives three or more years.

putative

adjective;
Commonly accepted or supposed; assumed to exist.

savant

noun.
A person with detailed knowledge in a specialized field.

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