Wordly Wise Lessons 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8
|affection||n. A fond or tender feeling|
|appeal|| v. 1. To make an earnest request; to ask|
2. To be of interest to; to be atrractive to.
n. 1. An earnest request for help.
2. The power to attract or be of interest.
|clasp|| v. To grasp or hold tightly. |
n. 1. A strong grasp or hold.
2. Something, as a hook or fastener, that holds two parts together.
|conspicuous||adj. easily or plainly seen|
|contribute|| v. 1. To give along with others who are giving.|
2. To have a part in bringing about.
|declare||v. To make known; to state openly.|
|eloquent||adj. Skilled at speaking or writing; having the power to move people.|
|exhibit|| v. To show in public.|
n. An item or collection of items in a public show.
|ferry|| n. A boat that carries people and goods back and forth across a stretch of water. |
v. To move people of goods by boat across a stretch of water.
|immigrant||n. A person who comes int the country to live there.|
|lofty|| adj.1. Very tall or high.|
2. Noble in feeling or high in ideals.
3. Showing a too-proud or superior attitude.
|pedestal||n. Base or support on which something stands.|
|persecute||v. To treat cruelly or harshly because of political, religious, or other differences.|
|poverty||n. The state of being poor.|
|unveil|| v. 1. To remove a covering from.|
2. To make known or reveal for the first time.
|abundant||adj. More than enough; plentiful|
|arid||adj. Having little or no rainfall; very dry.|
|distinct|| adj. 1. Not the same; different or seperate.|
2. Unmistakable; definite.
|graze|| v. 1. To feed on growing grass.|
2. To touch lightly in passing.
|hectic||adj. full of feverish activity, haste, or confusion.|
|horde||n. A large group or crowd, especially one on the move.|
|humid||adj. Having a large amount of water or moisture in the air.|
|incredible||adj. Hard or impossible to believe.|
|inhabit||v. To live in or on.|
|peninsula||n. A piece of land, connected to a larger land mass, that juts out and is almost completely surrounded by water.|
|rural||adj. Of or relating to the country and the people who live there.|
|sanctuary|| n. 1. A place of safety or shelter.|
2. Protection offered by such a place.
|splendor||n. Magnificence; brilliance of appearance.|
|squalor||n. filth; misery.|
|terrain|| n. 1. An area of land; a region.|
2. The surface of a region.
|antic||n. A playful act or funny sight.|
|attire|| n. Clothes, especially fine and expensive clothes.|
v. To dress up or be drwessed up.
|captivate||v. to please greatly; to win over by special charm.|
|deft||adj. Quick and sure; skillful at handling.|
|diligent||adj. Working with great care and effort.|
|eclipse|| n. The total or partial hiding of one heavenly body by another.|
v. To do or be better than; to outshine.
|evolve||v. To develop and change gradually over time.|
|innate||adj. Having from birth; occuring naturally rather than being learned.|
|inscribe||v. To write, print, or etch into as a permanent record.|
|posture|| n. The way one holds one's body; a pose or position.|
v. To assume a particular position, especially, a pretended one.
|shroud|| n. 1. Something that covers or hides from view.|
2. Cloth used to wrap a dead body before burial.
v. To block from sight.
|stifle|| v. 1. To cut off the air from; to smother.|
2. to hold back; to check.
|tentative||adj. Not fully worked out or final; hesitating or uncertain.|
|tranquil||adj. Calm; peaceful.|
|versatile||adj. Able to do many different things or to be used in many different ways.|
|brawl|| n. A rough, noisy fight.|
v. To fight nosily.
|casual|| adj. 1. Not planned.|
2. Not regular; occasional.
3. Suitable for everyday use; comfortable.
|constant|| adj. 1. Not changing.|
2. Loyal; faithful.
3. Without a pause; unending.
|excel||v. To do well; to be better or greater that others.|
|exhaust|| v. 1. To use up.|
2. To tire out.
n. The waste gases from an engine.
|hardy||adj. Able to survive under bad conditions; tough.|
|mediocre||adj. Of low to medium quality; barely passable.|
|monotonous||adj. Always the same; not varying; boring.|
|originate||v. To bring or come into being.|
|punctuate|| v. To add marks such as commas and periods to writing to make the meaning clear.|
2. To interrupt from time to time.
|ravenous|| adj. 1. Very hungry.|
2. Eager for whatever satisfies one's needs or wants.
|realistic|| adj. 1. Closely resembling real lfe.|
2. Aware of things as they are; practical.
|soothe|| v. 1. To make calm and relaxed.|
2. To relieve soreness; to make less painful.
|stampede|| n. A sudden rush of animals or people, usually caused by fear.|
v. To take part in a stampede.
|veteran|| n. 1. A person who has served in the armed forces.|
2. A person with much experience.
|accompany|| v. 1. To go along with; to be together.|
2. To play a musical instrument for or with.
|beneficial||adj. Being of use; helpful; favorable.|
|captive|| n. One that is held prisoner.|
adj. Unable to escape or get away.
|convenient||adj. Suitable for one's needs; making life easier or more comfortable.|
|ecstasy||n. A strong feeling of emotion, especially joy.|
|expanse||n. A wide, open area or surface; a stretch.|
|expedition|| n. 1. A long journey by a group to explore or do battle.|
2. A group that makes such a journey.
|inept|| adj. 1. Clumsily or awkwardly expressed; not suitable for the occasion.|
2. lacking in skill or anility.
|interpret|| v. 1. To translate into another language.|
2. To explain the meaning of.
3. to undestand in one's own way.
|invaluable||adj. Too valuable to measure; priceless.|
|linger||v. To be slow in leaving or going away.|
|skirmish|| n. A minor fight or battle.|
v. To take part in such a fight.
|supplement|| n. Something added to amke up for something missing.|
v. To add to.
|territory|| n. 1. A particular area of land.|
2. A land area under the control of a particular group or government.
|retrieve|| v. 1. To get back; to recover.|
2. To find and bring back.