Wordly Wise Book 9 Final

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plumb

1. To measure the depth of water.
2. To reach the deepest part of.
3. To understand by examining closely; to solve.

array

1. Large group of people or things.
2. An orderly arrangement or display.
1. To place in order. (v.) arrayed
2. To dress up.

encumber

1. To weight down or burden.
2. to impede the action of.

haphazard

Marked by lack of plan, order, or direction.

implicated

To show to be involved with something, especially something dishonest or illegal.

monetary

Of or relating to money or currency.

pensive

Deep in though; dreamily thoughtful.

wanton

1. Ignoring what is right.
2. Excessive or unrestrained.
3. Playful or frolicsome.

camaraderie

Good will and warm feelings among friends.

contend

1. To struggle with.
2. To maintain or assert.
1. A conflict or struggle. (n.) contention
2. A point made in an argument

extraneous

Not necessary; irrelevant.

punctilious

Careful of and attentive to details, especially ones relating to good manners and behavior.

wry

1. Turned or bend to one side in distates or humor.
2. Amusing in a quiet but sharp way.

indolent

Indulging in ease; avoiding exertion; lazy.

apropos

Fitting the occasion; suitable or apt.

ascendancy

Controlling influence; domination.

aver

To declare positively; to state as the truth.

dogma

An uproven principle or belief held to be true

embody

1. To put an idea into a form that can be seen.
2. To make part of a system; incorporate.

expostulate

To argue earnestly in an attempt to dissuade or show strong disapproval.

fateful

Having great or significant consequences

injunction

1. An order or command.
2. A court order prohibiting someone from doing something.

motif

1. A theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated.
2. A figure or design repeated in the decoration of something, such as a building or textile.

adroit

Clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful.

erudite

Having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned.

cleave

1. To cling to or be faithful to.
1. To split with force or a sharp intrument.

aptitude

A natural talent.

magnanimous

Generous, unselfish, or forgiving.

myriad

1. A very large number.
2. Very many. (adj.)

solicit

To ask for in a formal way.

trite

Used so much that it is no longer fresh or new.

amenity

1. A feature that contributes to physical comfort.
2. A feature that increases the attractiveness or value of a location.
3. Acts of social courtesy.

complacent

So self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned.

defray

To supply the money for; to pay.

facetious

Playfully or inappropriately humorous.

furor

An uproar; a state of great anger or excitement.

idyll

An episode or experience that is calm and carefree.
(adj.) idyllic

paucity

Scarcity; smallness in number or amount.

adversity

Misfortune; hardship.

harrowing

Very distressing or acutely painful.

nuance

A very slight change in feeling or meaning; a gradation.

pernicious

Very destructive or harmful.

treatise

A methodically and thoroughly written discussion of a topic.

vogue

The popular fashion of the time, wide acceptance or favor.

blandishment

That which is intended to coax or persuade, such as flattery; an allurement.

deprecate

1. To criticize or express disapproval of.
2. To represent as of little value.

precocious

Showing exceptionally early development of abilities.

remonstrate

To say in protest; to raise an objection.

solicitous

Showing interest and care; concerned.

untoward

Not favorable; unlucky.

gregarious

Enjoying the company of others; sociable.

reprehensivel

Deserving blame or rebuke.

tractable

Easily managed or controlled.

contravene

To act against or be counter to.

eminent

Standing above others in worth, rank, or fame.

exponent

A person who explains, interprets, or works to make something popular.

clemency

Mercy shown in punishing or judging someone.

farce

1. A humorous state play marked by improbable situations and exaggerated behavior.
2. An absurd or ridiculous event or situation; a mockery.

aplomb

Complete self-confidence and poise.

resplendent

Dazzling in appearance

travesty

A distorted example or imitation.

vindicate

1. To free from blame, guilt, or suspicion.
2. To show to be true or right.

vitriolic

Having a sharp, biting quality; bitterly sarcastic.

refute

To prove to be false; to disprove.

sanction

1. Approval or permission from an authority.
2. An action taken by one nation against another.
3. To approve or to allow. (v.)

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