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Lesson 3 from Wordly Wise 3000 Grade 8

anonymous

(adj.) Of an unknown source or unrevealed name.

anthology

(n) A collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems.

conjecture

(n.) A conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence.

conjecture

(v.) To form an opinion while lacking sufficient evidence.

disposition

(n.) 1. A person's usual mood; temperament. 2. A regular tendency or inclination

encompass

(v.) 1. To enclose or encircle. 2. To include.

extricate

(v.) To free from a difficult or tangled situation

generation

(n.) 1. One step in the line of descent of a family. 2. All the people born and living about the same time.3. The average span of time between the birth of parents and their children.

guile

(n.) Cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery.

imperative

(adj.) 1. Urgent; pressing. 2. Having the power or authority to command.

instill or instil

(v.) To introduce gradually in order to establish securely.

modify

(v.) 1. To make less extreme or severe. 2. To make changes in. 3. In grammar, to limit or restrict in meaning.

pivot

(n.) 1. A small bar or rod on which something else turns. 2. A person or thing on which others depend.

pivot

(v.) To turn on

pivotal

(adj.) Vitally important; significant.

prevalent

(adj.) Commonly occurring; widely accepted or practiced.

recur

(v.) 1. To come up again or to happen again. 2. To come to mind again.

recurrence

(n.) The act of recurring.

spontaneous

(adj.) 1. Voluntary and unplanned.2. Occurring or produced without human labor.

spontaneity

(n.) The quality or condition of occurring in an unplanned way.

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