Wordly Wise 11 and 12

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Amenity

A feature that contributes to phiysical comfort

Averse

Having a feeling of opposition or distaste

Complacent

So self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned

Decompose

to decay or to break down into basic elements

Defray

to supply the money for; to pay

Emanate

To come out from a source

Envisage

To picture in one's mind, to imagine something in the future

Facetious

Playfully humourous

Fallacy

A false or mistaken idea

Furor

An uproar; a state of great anger or excitement

Idyll

An episode or experience that is calm and carefree

Paucity

Scarcity; smallness in number or amount

Porous

Full of tiny holes or spaces; easily penetrated by gas or liquid

Supersede

To replace; to cause to be set aside because of superiority

Tangible

real; able to be touched

Adversity

Misfortune; hardship

Cardinal

Most important; chief

Credible

Believable; reliable

Empathize

to show or feel understanding of another's feelings or problems

Faculty

any of the natural powers of the mind and body, such as sight or hearing

Horrowing

very distressing or acutely painful

Impair

to damage, weaken or lessen

Infer

to reach a conclusion through reasoning

intuition

knowing or sensing something without the use of a reason; an insight

manifest

plain to see; evident

nuance

a very slight change of meaning or feeling; a graduation

pernicious

very destructive or harmful

Solace

comfort or relief in sorrow or distress; consolation

treatise

a methodically and thoroughly written discussion of a topic

vogue

the popular fashion of the time, wide acceptance or favor

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