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wade

walk through a substance, such awater, that impedemovement

waffle

speak equivocally about aissue; N.

waft

move gently (iair or iseas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window

wag

shake repeatedly from side to side; Ex. The dog wagged ittail; N: humorouperson; wit

wage

begin and continue (a war)

waggish

humorous; mischievous; tricky

waif

homeless child or animal;
anything found by chance that is without an owner
Ex. waifs and strays

waive

Waive means to give up your right to something or to determine that someone else can postpone fulfilling an obligation. (verb)
An example of waive is when you sign a release of liability after a car accident settlement agreeing not to sue.
An example of waive is when you let someone avoid fees.

wake

trail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before; Ex. hunger followed ithe wake of the war

wallow

roll imud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll ia rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow ithe mud/luxury

wan

having a pale or sickly color; pallid

wanderlust

strong longing to travel

wane

decrease isize or strength (after being full); grow gradually to aend; Ex. The moowaxes and wanes every month; N.

wangle

achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle ainvitatioto the party.

wanton

unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wantospending/killing; CF. having no just cause

warble

(of a bird) sing; babble; N.

ward

administrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison; incompetent person placed under the protection of a guardian; V: guard; ward off: avert

warp

twist out of shape; N.

warrant

justification; written order that serveaauthorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee

warranted

justified; authorized

warranty

guarantee; assurance by seller

warren

tunnels iwhich rabbits live; overcrowded living area; crowded conditions iwhich people live

wary

very cautious; watchful

wastrel

waster; profligate

waver

move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing

wax

increase gradually (as the moon); grow

waylay

ambush; lie iwait for and attack

wean

accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other thaby suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (ainterest or habit); Ex. weaoneself from cigarettes

weary

tired after long work; V.

weather

pass safely through (a storm or difficult period); endure the effects of weather or other forces

weird

eerie; strange; unnatural

well-bred

of good upbringing; well-mannered and refined

welt

raised mark from a beating or whipping

welter

confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data

welter

wallow (as imud or high seas); lie soaked (as iblood); Ex. The victims weltered itheir blood.

wheedle

deceive, persuade, or obtaiby flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her

whelp

young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family

whine

complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (ain pain or supplication)

wholesome

conducive to mental or physical health; healthful

wiggle

wriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions

willowy

flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow

wretch

miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile

wring

twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (neckor hands)

wrinkle

small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.

wrongheaded

stubbornly wrong

zest

outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life

whinny

neigh like a horse; to express by whinnying

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