WW Book 9 Lessons 7 Through 9

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amorous

expressing love or the state of being in love

belittle

to present or speak of as unimportant or of little value

censure

to blame or find fault with

deem

to consider

divulge

to make know something secret

exorbitant

exceeding normal bounds

expostulate

to earnestly in an attempt to dissuade or show strong disapproval

fateful

having great or significant consequences

ingrate

an ungrateful person

injunction

an order or command

moribund

close to death

motif

a theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated

subsidize

to support by giving financial aid

sumptuous

extravagantly splendid or costly

voluble

characterized by a ready flow of words

adroit

clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful.

affront

to insult or to offend deliberately; a deliberate insult or offensive act.

avocation

an activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby.

crusade

a prolonged, impassioned struggle for what is believed to be a just cause; to engage in such a struggle.

definitive

supplying a final answer; conclusive.

demeanor

behavior; bearing.

erudite

having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned.

induct

to install in office, sometimes with a formal ceremony; to admit to a society or to military service.

lapse

to fall or slip from a certain level of conduct or accomplishment; to come to an end; to expire. a minor mistake; a slip. a pause or interval.

militant

ready to fight for a cause; one who is ready to fight for a cause.

pariah

a social outcast.

prodigy

a person who shows remarkable talent at an early age. an amazing or extraordinary thing or event.

protege

one whose training or career is helped along by another.

raucous

rough and unpleasant to the ear. boisterous and disorderly.

tacit

expressed without words; implied.

allure

the power to attract or charm.

antiquity

the ancient world, especially before the Middle Ages. The quality of great age.

appraise

to estimate the value of. To form a judgment of; to evaluate.

cleave

to cling to or be faithful to. To split with force or a sharp instrument.

depreciate

to make or become less in value. to represent as of little value; to belittle.

facet

any of the many small, flat surfaces on a precious stone made by cutting. One of many sides or aspects of something.

facsimile

an exact copy.

impervious

incapable of being penetrated. Not affected or disturbed by.

nondescript

hard to describe because of a lack of distinctive qualities or features.

quandary

a state of being in doubt about what to do.

repose

to lie at rest. to place (power, ect.) in some person or group. n. A state of rest or relaxation.

scintillate

to flash or sparkle. to be lively and witty.

scrutinize

to examine with great care

synthetic

not naturally produced; made by artificial processes.

transmute

to change the form or appearance of.

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