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Wordly Wise 12 Lesson 6

actuate

V. To cause to put into mechanical motion
V. To cause to take action

brackish

Adj. Made up of a mixture of fresh water and seawater
Adj. Having an unpleasant taste

cognitive

Adj. Relating to mental processes such as awareness, remembering and reasoning.

dissertation

N. A lengthy, usually written discussion of a topic, often for a college or university degree

dolorous

Adj. Causing or marked by pain, misery, or sorrow

endemic

Adj Widespread or peculiar to a certain place or among a certain people

fecund

Adj. Producing or capable of producing many offspring
Adj. Intellectually or artistically productive; creative

genealogy

N. The history of a family and how its members are related to one another; also the study of such family histories

inebriated

Adj. Deprived of good sense and judgement, especially as the result of imbibing alcohol

insidious

Adj Seemingly harmless when actually being dangerous; treacherous r deceptive
Adj. Spreading harmfully in a subtle or gradual way

interloper

N. One who intrudes on or interferes in the affairs of others

precursor

N. A person or thing that comes before and indicates the approach of another; a forerunner

presentiment

N. A feeling that something is about to occur

ramification

N. An outgrowth of a simple idea or plan; a resulting development or consequence

torpor

N. A state of mental or physical sluggishness or inactivity

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