ellie / hoi week 7 Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 Lesson 14 with sentences

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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 Lesson 14 with sentences

amass

v. to gather or collect for one's use of profit; to accumulate
Karen's aptitude for business enabled her to *** a small fortune before she was thirty.
The miser's aim is to *** and hoard as much gold as possible.

articulate

v. to pronounce distinctly
Children usually can *** words before they are two years old.
to express one's thoughts, feelings or beliefs in words.
In this essay, I have tried to *** my view of the novel Jane Eyre.
adj. able to speak in clear and effective language
Winston Churchill's slight speech impediment did not prevent him from being a very *** public speaker.
Her *** presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.

decimate

v. to kill or destroy a large portion of a group
Cholera swept through the town,***ing the population.
We do more to *** our population in automobile accidents than we do in war.

dexterous

adj. skillful in the use of hands or minds
Her *** handling of the horse won her a blue ribbon.
The magician was so *** that we could not follow him as he performed his tricks.

garb

n. a styly of clothing; costume.
Queen Victoria's black *** and solemn demeanor were constant reminders of her widow's state.
V. to clothe or dress
The old photos showed nomadic people of Turkistan ***ed in intricately patterned robes.

gregarious

adj. enjoying the company of others; sociable
A *** nature is a boon for anyone seeking a political career.
Typically, partygoers are *** hermit are not.

inherent

adj. existing as a natural part of something
Believing her shyness is ***, Roseanne does nothing to try to overcome it.
Katara's *** love of justice caused her champion anyone she considered treated unfairly by society.

maternal

adj. motherly
Ranji's *** feelings were aroused when she saw a child standing alone weeping at the bus stop.
related to or inherited through one's mother
My *** grandparents had two children, my mother and my uncle Bill.
Many animals display *** instincts only while their offspring are young and helpless.

nurture

v. to care for and give sustenance to.
Parents *** their children physically, mentally, and psychologically.
n. the process of raising one's young
Both male and female emperor penguins provide *** for their young chicks.
The Head Start program attempts to *** pre-kindergarten children so that they will do well when they enter public school.

obtrusive

adj. tending to push oneself forward in an unwelcome manner.
The reporters at the house were so *** that Belle slammed the door in their face.
Noticeable in an undesirable way.
Dressed in jeans, we felt *** as we entered the small, elegant restaurant.

parody

v. to imitate the style of someone or something in order to make fun of it.
The film Bad Guys in Black Hats ***ies western movies of the 1930s.
n. an imitation that exaggerates for comic effect.
His *** of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" that began, "I believe it was about eighty years ago . . ." showed poor taste.

pugnacious

adj. aggressive;eager to fight or quarrel
The *** basketball player challenged the referee with insulting words.

pugnacity

n. the characteristic of being aggressive or eager to fight;
He showed his *** by clenching his fists.

reprehensible

adj. deserving blame or rebuke
Denying sustenance to those in need is ***.
Shocked by the viciousness of the bombing, politicians of every party uniformly condemned the terrorists' *** deed.

tractable

adj. easily managed or controlled
The stable manager gave Jennifer a *** horse when she first began riding.
Although Susan seemed a *** young woman, she had a stubborn streak of independence that occasionally led her to defy the powers-that-be when she felt they were in the wrong.

zany

adj. comical because of strangeness; clownish
The *** illustrations make the book very popular.
I watch the Marx brothers' *** antics for hours.

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