Lesson 7 Wordly Wise 3000 Book 8

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Lesson 7 in Wordly Wise 3000 Book 8

claustrophobia

n. An abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces.

colleague

n. An associate or coworker of similar status.

condescend

v. 1)To lower oneself to a position one considers inferior. 2)To behave in an offensively superior manner.

condescending

adj. Showing an offensively superior manner.

contingent

adj. 1)Conditional; depending on something else. 2)Likely, but not certain to happen; possible.

contingent

n. A group that is part of a larger one.

daunt

v. To discourage or intimidate.

daunting

adj. So difficult or dangerous as to discourage or intimidate.

deluge

n. 1)A downpour of rain; a flood. 2)A flood of anything.

deluge

v. To flood or overwhelm.

dispel

v. To clear away; to remove or get rid of, as if by scattering.

dub

v. To give a title, nickname, or description to.

fanfare

n. 1)A sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments. 2)Any showy display.

fledgling

n. 1)A young bird just learning to fly.2)A young and inexperienced person.

fledgling

adj. New and untested.

inane

adj. Empty; shallow or silly.

inanity

n. Foolishness; a silly or pointless act.

mettle

n. Courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; spirit.

negligible

adj. Small and unimportant, not worth noticing.

protract

v. To draw out or lengthen (in time).

replica

n. A copy or reproduction, especially one on a smaller scale than the original.

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