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wordly wise 1st lesson 8th grade, 9th grade book

bewail

to express deep regret or sorrow over

destitute

without resources or possessions, especially the necessities of life

detract

to take away, especially from value, beauty or importance of

emancipate

to set free from slavery; to liberate

extol

to praise highly

flamboyant

excessively showy; unrestrained

impetus

a driving force; anything that causes action

insuperable

incapable or being overcome or defeated

intermittent

not continuous; happening at intervals

maxim

a general truth or rule of conduct; a short saying

obligatory

required or demanded

plumb

1. to measure the depth of water
2. to reach the deepest part of
3. to understand by examining closely; to solve

vagabond

a person who wanders from place to place

visage

a face, especially one that expresses feelings

wheedle

to coax by using sly persuasion or insincere praise

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