Wordly Wise 3000 book 8 lesson 7

15 terms by cchiaramonte 

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claustrophobia

An abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces.

colleague

An associate or coworker or similar status

condescend

to lower oneself to position one considers inferior; to behave in an offensively superior manner.

contingent

conditional; depending on something else. Likely but not certain to happen; possible; a group that is part of a larger one

daunt

to discourage or intimidate.

deluge

a downpour of rain; a flood. A flood of anything. To flood or overwhelm.

dispel

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

dub

to give a title, nickname, or description to.

fanfare

a sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments. Any showy display

fledgling

a young burgess learning to fly. A young and inexperienced person. new and untested

inane

empty; shallow or silly.

mettle

courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; Spirit.

negligible

small and unimportant, not worth noticing

protract

to draw out or lengthen (in time).

replica

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

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