Wordly Wise Lesson 9

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cautionary

Offering or serving as a warning

constrain

To confine, inhibit, or hold back by force or necessity

flotilla

A fleet of boats or small ships

gossamer

Thin, sheer fabric resembling gauze

Ignominious

Marked by, deserving, or causing shame or disgrace

Incur

To bring upon oneself something undesirable, such as debt

Liquidate

To settle the affairs of a business; to convert into cash

Magnate

An important, often wealthy, person prominent in a large industry or business

Misnomer

A name that does not fit

Onerous

Burdensome; oppressive

Pandemonium

A state or place of great confusion or uproar

Quixotic

Romantic and idealistic, but impractical

Tenacious

Holding fast; persistent in adhering to something valued or habitual

Vestige

A trace of something that once was present

Zephyr

A light, gentle breeze

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