Wordly Wise Book 4 All Words

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benefit

v. to help or be helpful to; to be useful to.
n. 1. Something that is useful or helpful, that does good
2. An event held to raise money for a cause.

complete

adj, 1. Having no missing parts; whole.
2. Finished
v. To finish

develop

v. 1. To go through a process of growth.
2. To bring or come into being
3. To apply chemicals to photographic film to bring out the picture

dismay

v. To cause feelings of fear, worry, or surprise.
n. A sudden loss of courage because of fear or worry.

ease

n. A state of being comfortable-without worry, pain, or trouble.
v. To make less pained, worried, or troubled.

hail

n. Small lumps of frozen rain.
v. 1. To fall as frozen rain.
2. To greet or welcome, usually with admiration.

lack

v. To be without.
n. A shortage.

master

adj. 1. Chief; main.
2. Having or showing great skill.

patriot

n. One who loves, supports, and is loyal to his or her country.

patriotic

adj. Having or showing love of one's country

patriotism

n. Love of one't country.

project

n. A plan or idea for doing something.
v. To stick out.
3. To cause an image to be shown on a screen.

recommend

v. 1. To make a statement of praise.
2. To give advice; to suggest.

remark

v. To say; to make a comment.
n. Something said; a comment.

represent

v. 1. To stand for or in place of.
2. To act in place of.

sufficient

adj. Enough to fill a need

utter

v. To make sounds with the voice; to speak.

affect

v. 1. To bring about a change in
2. To pretend to be or to have

calculate

v. 1. To find the answer by using arithmetic
2. To figure out by reasoning

climate

n. The average weather conditions of an area

column

n. 1. A row of figures or words running down a printed page; anything arranged like that
2. A tall, usually stone support that holds up something
3. A regular newspaper or magazine article usually written by the same person

decay

v. To rot
n. A breaking down or rotting

exceed

v. 1. To be more than
2. To go beyond what is allowed

excess

n. More than enough; an extra amount

excessive

adj. Too much or too great

forbid

v. To order not to do something

forbidden

adj. Not allowed

grove

n. A group of trees growing together with open space between them

limb

n. 1. An arm, leg, or wing
2. A large tree branch

mammoth

adj. Very large; huge

mature

v. To become fully grown or developed
adj. Fully grown or developed; adult

permit

v. To allow
n. (change sound) A written notice that allows a person to do something

resist

v. 1. To refuse to give in to; to withstand
2. To work or fight against

scorch

v. To burn slightly

scorching

adj. Very hot

tower

v. To stand above or higher than what is around it

towering

adj. Very high; tall

approach

v. To go closer to
n. 1. A coming closer
2. A road or way that leads to a place.

burrow

v. 1. To dig a hole or tunnel into or under something.
2. To dig deeply into; to search.
n. A hole or tunnel dug by an animal as a home or for protection

cease

v. To stop; to come or bring to an end.

destructive

adj. Causing harm or damage.

destruction

n. Hram or damage.

drowsy

adj. Tired or sleepy.

famished

adj. Very hungry.

forecast

v. To figure out and say what will happen before it takes place.
n. A telling of what will happen.

hibernate

v. To spend the winter in a resting state.

migrate

v. To move form one country or region to another.

migration

n. The act of migrating.

migratory

adj. Moving form one place or country to another,usually regularly

nestle

v. 1. To settle down comfortably, as if in a nest.
2. To lie in a sheltered, partly hidden place.

observe

v. 1. To see; to notice.
2. To comment; to remark.
3. To mark an event or day.
4. To obey

prepare

v. To make or get ready.

preparation

n. Something done to get ready.

reduce

v. To make or become smaller or less.

reduction

n. The act of reducing or the amount by which something is reduced.

severe

adj. 1. Very strict or harsh.
2. Hard to bear ro deal with.

venture

v. To dare to do, to go, or to say
n. Something that involves the risk of a loss

active

adj. 1. Taking part; working.
2. Lively; quick; busy.
3. Moving a lot; moving qucikly.

astound

v. To surprise; to amaze

astounding

adj. Very surprising.

attend

v. 1. To go to or be present at.
2. To pay attention to.

clerish

v. 1. To cling to an idea or feeling.
2. To take good care of; to love.

contract

v. 1. To make an agreement that has the force of law.
2. To ge; to come to have.
3. To make or become smaller.

contract

n. An agreement that has the force of law.

eager

adj. Wanting very much

eagerly

adv. With a great deal of enthusiasm,wanting.

expose

v. 1. To make known.
2. To open to view.
3. To leave unprotected.

grace

n. 1. Beauty of form or movement.
2. A short prayer said before a meal.
3. An extra period to do or pay something.

graceful

adj. Having beauty of movement.

impose

v.1. To force someone to accept or put up with.
2. To take unfair advantage of.

modest

adj. 1. Not thinking too highly of oneself.
2. Simple; not fancy or extreme.

modesty

n. The quality of being modest.

parallel

adj. Lying in the same dircetion and always the same distance apart.

paralyze

v. 1. To stop all movement or feeling in.
2. To make helpless or powerless.

paralysis

n. Condition or being paralyzed.

pessimist

n. A person who expects things to turn out badly.

pessimistic

adj. Not having hope, joy, or confidence; gloomy.

recite

v. To say aloud before an audience, usually from memory.

recital

n. A program of music or dance.

respond

v. To answer.

response

n. Something said or done in reply.

abrupt

adj. Happening suddenly, without warning.

achieve

v. To do what one sets out to do

achievement

n. Something done that takes skill or effort

attempt

v. To try; to make an effort
n. A try.

contempt

n. A feeling that someone or something is bad or unworthy.

entertain

v. 1. To interest and amuse.
2. To have gusets.
3. To have in mind.

glimpse

v. To get a quick look at.
n. A quick or hasty look.

mock

v. To make fun of.
adj. Not real; pretended.

persist

v. 1. To keep on doing or trying.
2. To go on and on.

persistence

n. Stickng to something; not giving up.

persistend

adj. Refusing to give up.

persuade

v. To win someone over by arguing or asking.

persuasive

adj. Having the power to persuade.

phase

n. A stage in a serise fo changes.

quaint

adj. Odd ro unusual in a pleasing or old-fashioned way.

recall

v. 1. To remember.
2. To call or take back.

reject

v. To refuse to accept or use.

reject

n. Something that falls short of what is acceptable.

revise

v. 1. To go over carefully in order to correct or improve.
2. To change in order to bring up to date.

sensitive

adj. 1. Quick to notice or feel.
2. Easily affected by even slight change.

applaud

v. To show aproval, especially by clapping hands.

applause

n. The showing of approval or enjoyment by cheering ro clapping.

crafty

adj. Skilled at tricking others.

disclose

v. To make known.

drab

adj. Dull and without color; not cheerful or colorful.

entire

adj. Having nothing left out; whole; complete.

exclaim

v. To speak suddendly and with strong feeling.

exclamation

n. A sharp cry of strong feeling.

exquisite

adj. Finely done or made; very beautiful.

intend

v. To plan; to have in mind.

intention

n. An aim, plan, or purpose.

jeer

v. To speak or cry out in scorn; to mock.
n. Something said that is meant to hurt or insult.

peer

v. To look closely; to stare, especially at something that is hard to see or to understand.

prgress

n. 1. Moving toward a goal.
2. An improvement.

progress

v. 1. To move forward.
2. To advance to higher stage; to improve.

refine

v. 1. To make pure by removing all unwante matter.

refined

adj. 1. In a pure state.
2. Having good manners and good taste.

scoundrel

n. A mean or wicked person.

uneasy

adj. Not comfortabel; worried or nervous.

vain

adj. 1. Having too high an opinion of one's looks or achievements.
2. Without success.

in vain

adv. Without success or result; useless.

alter

v. To change in some way; to make or become different.

alteration

n. A change.

confuse

v. 1. To make or become unclear or mixed up in the mind.
2. To mistake one person or thing for another.

confusing

adj. Hard to follow or understand; unclear.

confusion

n. A state of disorder.

distribute

v. 1. To give out; to divide among several or many.
2. To be spread over.

eject

v. To force or throw out.

embrace

v. 1. To hold closely in one's arms; to hug.
2. To take up seriously.
n. A hug.

equip

v. To provide with what is needed.

equipment

n. Things that are needed for some activity.

flexible

adj. 1. Able to bend easily.
2. Abel to adjust to new or different situations.

instant

n. A moment; a very short period of time.
adj. Happening or done at once; quick.

keen

adj. 1. Having a sharp edge.
2. Showing a strong interest; eager
3. Having sharp senses; quick to understand.

limp

v. To walk lamely or in an uneven way.
n. An uneven or lopsided walk.
adj. Not stiff or firm.

scurry

v. To move quickly, with rapid little steps.

seize

v. 1. To grasp suddenly; to grab hold of.
2. To take by force of the law.

shallow

adj. 1. Not deep.
2. With little seriousness or deep thought.

surround

v. To enclose on all sides.

surroundings

n.pl The things or conditions around a person or place.

victim

n. One who is hurt, killed, or suffers.

ancient

adj. Very old; of a long time ago.

century

n. A period of one hundred years.

chamber

n. A room.

chambers

n.pl An office or group of offices.

descend

v. To go or come down.

descendant

n. One who has certain persons as one's parents, grandparents,etc.

entry

n. 1. A way in.
2. Each separate item in a diary or list.

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