Wordly Wise Lesson 14
|amass||v. To gather or collect for one's use or profit; to accumulate.|
|articulate|| v. 1. To pronounce distinctly. |
2. To express one's thoughts, feelings, or beliefs in words.
adj. Able to speak in clear and effective language.
|decimate||v. To kill or destroy a large portion of a group.|
|dexterous|| adj. Skillful in the use of hands or mind. |
|garb|| n. A style of clothing; costume. |
v. To clothe or dress.
|gregarious||adj. Enjoying the company of others; sociable.|
|inherent||adj. Existing as a natural part of something.|
|maternal|| adj. 1. Motherly. |
2. Related to or inherited through one's mother.
|nurture|| v. To care for and give sustenance to. |
n. The process of raising one's young.
|obtrusive|| adj. 1. Tending to push oneself forward in an unwelcome manner. |
2. Noticeable in an undesirable way.
|parody|| v. To imitate the style of someone or something in order to make fun of it. |
n. An imitation that exaggerates for comic effect.
|pugnacious|| adj. Aggressive; eager to fight or quarrel. |
|reprehensible||adj. Deserving blame or rebuke.|
|tractable||adj. Easily managed or controlled.|
|zany||adj. Comical because of strangeness; clownish.|