Wordly Wise book 8 lessons 10,17, and 18

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abject

most miserable: wretched

advocate

to plead in favor of; to defend; one who argues for or defends a person, group, or idea

atrocity

an act of great cruelty and wickedness

atrocious

very brutal, wicked, cruel. appallingly bad; outrageous

commemorate

to serve as a memorial to; to remember in a solekn manner

dialect

a form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own gramer pronunciation, and vocabulary

dire

having terrible consequnces; urgent or desperate

elite

a group that enjoys superior status to other; considered superior to others

enhance

to make greater or better

flagrant

clearly offensive or bad; conspicuously acting against what is right

languish

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

mute

to soften or tone down the sound of; not speaking or not able to speack; silent

raze

to level to the ground; to destroy completely

reprisal

a retaliation for an injury-revenge

turmoil

a state of confusion or agitation; tumult

wreak

to bring about or inflict; to express or vent

accord

a feeling of agreement or harmony; a formal agreement

affirm

to declare positively

bequeath

to pass onto others; to leave to another in one's will

bequest

something bequethed; a legacy

citadel

a fortress on a hill; a stronghold

confer

to grant or bestow; to consult

coup

a succesful action that brings about a striking change; the overthrow of a government, especially by a group that has military or political power.

dignitary

a person who holds a high rank or position of honor

embroil

to involve in an argument or conflict

epoch

an extended period of time marked by a series of related events

impeccable

free from fault or flaw; perfect

institute

to establish, organize, or put into effect; to begin; an organization set up to promote education or a paticular cause.

patriarch

the male founder or ruler of a family or tribe

rapport

a feeling of harmonious connection between people or groups of people

renounce

to give up the right to, abandon, reject

renunciation

the act of giving up the right to, abandon, reject

rhetoric

the art of using language skillfully; exaggerated or insincere language that is without real meaning or worth

aperture

an opening or hole

cache

a hiding or storage place, especially for food or valuables; anything hidden or stored in such a place

combustible

capable of catching fire or burning

delegate

a person appointed to act on behalf of others; a representative; to assign of entrust to another

inclement

stormy; harsh, not merciful

indelible

not able to be erased; permanent

malady

a sickness or unhealthy condition

memoir

an account based on the author's person experiences

paramount

most important; chief

rectify

to correct of adjust

requisite

required; necessary; something that is required or necessary

squeamish

easily made to feel upset or sick to the stomach

tract

an area of land or water; a system of organs in the body that performs some function together

tribulation

great trouble or suffering

vignette

a short sketch that provides a clear picture

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