Word Masters Grade 7 Gold Division November-December 2008 Meet 1

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Foreboding

premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)

Provoke

to excite, to anger, to stir up, bring about, bring forward.

Swank

1. ostentatious or pretentious in dress or manner. 2. smartness in style or bearing; elegance, swagger. 3. imposingly fashionable or elegant; grand.

Valor

boldness or determination in facing great danger

Laud

to praise, applaud, honor

Hysterical

marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion

Prerogative

a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

Conjure

evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic

Prodigious

so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; bulky; huge in size

Extrovert

an open, outgoing person, a person whose attention is focused on others rather than on himself or herself

Pique

irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment

Auspicious

tending to favor or bring good luck

Temerity

unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness

Reprimand

rebuke formally

Palatable

acceptable to the taste or mind

Chivalry

the medieval principles of knighthood

Augur

indicate by signs; (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy

Salubrious

favorable to health of mind or body

Egotist

a conceited and self-centered person

Parse

analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)

Gregarious

tending to form a group with others of the same kind

Amenity

(n.) an item that increases comfort; an agreeable and civil manner

Dredge

a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed

Copious

large in number or quantity; yielding a lot(like in crops)

Sovereign

Supreme in power, rank, or authority

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