Wordly Wise For Semester 1 Exam

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abhor

to shrink from in disgust; to detest

abrasion

A wearing away by friction

affable

pleasant; approachable; gracious

agile

able to move quickly and easy; nimble

anarchy

total absence of government

anonymous

an unknown source or unrevealed name

anthology

a collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems

avid

having a strong desire for, to the point of greed

banter

to exchange playful, teasing remarks

brusque

abrupt in manner or speech; gruff

clad

clothed or covered

claustrophobia

an abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces

concise

short and to the point

confiscate

to seize, by force if necessary; to take possesion of

daunt

to discourage or intimidate

dehydrate

to remove water from

demean

to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or character

depict

to give a picture of; to describe

deploy

to arrange troops or equipment in position for battle

despicable

deserving contempt or scorn

despondent

depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged

dire

having terrible consequences; urgent or desperate

disposition

a person's usual mood; temperament

emulate

to try to equal; to imitate

encompass

to enclose or encircle

evoke

to call forth; to produce

excruciating

very painful

extricate

to free from a difficult or tangled situation

gingerly

cautious; very careful

grapple

to struggle with in close combat; to wrestle

grimace

To make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt

inane

empty; shallow or silly

intricate

complicated; having many related details or parts

lackadaiscal

showing little spirit or enthusiasm

languish

to lose hope, strength or vitality because of neglect or bad conditions

meticulous

extremely careful; attentive to small details

mutiny

deliberate refusal to obey orders given by those in command, especially by sailors

negligible

small and unimportant, not worth noticing

pilfer

to steal repeatedly small amounts or things that are little value

profusion

A plentiful supply; a great generous amount

prudent

very careful; showing judgment and wisdom

pseudonym

a fictitious name used by an author; a pen name

recluse

a person who lives apart from society and often alone

resilient

capable of recovering quickly from misfortune

sage

having wisdom and good judgment; an aromatic grayish-green plant used in cooking

serene

calm and untroubled; peaceful

shackle

To prevent freedom or action

spontaneous

Voluntary and unplanned

sporadic

happening occasionally; not regularly

turbulent

chaotic; unruly; stormy; tempestuous

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