Wordly Wise Book 10 Lesson 17

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aggregate

A group of things gathered into a whole; sum total.

allocate

To set aside for a specific purpose; to allot.

augur

To predict future events, especially from omens. To give promise of.

bastion

A fortified area or position; a person, place, or thing that is a source of strength. Something that is considered a stronghold.

decorum

Suitable, proper behavior or speech.

defunct

No longer existing or functioning.

disarray

A lack of order; confusion.

halcyon

Calm, peaceful, and happy; prosperous.

homily

A lecture, usually long, on how to behave morally.

hyperbole

Extravagant exaggeration.

importune

To plead for persistently.

jurisdiction

Legal authority to govern or control.

ruminate

To think over again and again; to ponder.

temerity

Reckless boldness without regard to danger or opposition.

winnow

To separate and remove what is undesirable and leave what is desirable; to blow away the chaff from grain.

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