Word Smart 8

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err

to wander

prehend/prise

to take, to get, to seize

plex/plic/ply

to fold, to twist, to tangle, to bend

her/hes

to stick

manifest

visible; evident

conventional

common; customary; unexceptional

partisan

one who supports a particular person, cause, or idea

contentious

argumentative; quarrelsome

lament

to mourn

allusion

an indirect reference to something else, especially something in a literature; a hint

arbiter

one who decides; a judge

inherent

part of the essential nature of something; intrinsic

paradox

a true statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems to contradict itself; an untrue statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems logical

cynic

one who deeply distrusts human nature; one who believes people are motivated only by selfishness

exposition

expounding or explaining; explanatory treatise

consensus

unanimity or near unanimity

comprehensive

covering or including everything

sagacious

wise; possessing wisdom derived from experience or learning

precipitate

to cause to happen abruptly

pervade

to spread throughout

discourse

to converse; to formally discuss a subject

conjure

to summon or bring into being as if by magic

sanction

authorize or approve; ratify or confirm

genial

cheerful and pleasant; friendly; helpful

indulgent

lenient; yielding to desire

inert

inactive; sluggish; not reacting chemically

levee

an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river

erratic

unpredictable or wandering

luminous

giving off light; glowing; bright

abstinent

abstaining; voluntarily not doing something

placid

pleasantly calm; peaceful

exuberant

extremely joyful or vigorous; profuse in growth

impede

to hinder; to obstruct; to slow something down

permeate

to spread or seep through; to penetrate

audacity

boldness; reckless daring; impertinence

indignant

angry, especially as a result of something unjust or unworthy

implicit

implied rather than expressly stated

renaissance/renascence

a rebirth or revival

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