wordly wise 3000 book 4 lesson 9

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advantage

n. something that is helpful or useful or v. to make use of; to benefit oneself by treating others unfairly

astonish

v. to surprise or amaze

astonishment

n. great surprise or amazement

confirm

v. to show or prove to be true or to approve or give one's agreement to.

distant

adj. very far away in time or very far away; not near or close by.

distance

n. the length of the space between two places

founder

n. a person who sets up something that lasts or v. to sink below the surface of the water.

hamlet

n. a small village

host

n. a large number or v. one who greets and entertains guests and takes care of their needs at a party or restaurant.

misgiving

n. a feeling of doubt, uncertainty, or concern about what may happen in the future

parch

v. to make or become very dry

parched

adj. lacking water; thirsty

prospect

n. something that is waited for, expected, or hoped for. v. to look in the ground for valuable metals like gold or silver

prospector

n. a person who explores an area to look for valuable metals

scarce

adj. in short supply; not plentiful

scarcity

n. a shortage

shrewd

adj. clever; good at understanding what is needed and acting on it

sole

adj. being the only one of its kind; belonging to only one person or group. n. the bottom surface of the foot or of a shoe or boot. A flat fish that is caught and eaten for food.

torment

n. great pain or suffering. v. to cause pain or suffering

typical

adj. being like others of its kind.

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