Unit 5 Week 1 WordSmart

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casualty

n. one who is injured or killed in an accident

optimism

n. a belief that good always triumphs over bad in the world

unconscious

adj. without awareness of what is going on around you

levee

n. an embankment designed to keep a river from flooding

ecstasy

n. an overpowering emotional state of pleasure

cumbersome

adj. characterized by being a burden; troublesome

disdain

n. a feeling of contempt for anything thought of as unworthy

paraplegic

n. a person whose lower limbs have been paralyzed due to spinal disease or injury

spat

n. a small and petty quarrel

corpse

n. a dead body

patronize

v. to act like you are far above someone; to belittle

resolute

adj. resolved or determined

rectify

v. to set right

vulnerable

adj. susceptible to injury

torment

v. to afflict with mental or physical pain

preoccupied

adj. previously occupied by thought

snide

adj. malicious or derogatory

lament

v. to feel or express sorrow

nomad

n. a wanderer; someone with no permanent home

omen

n. anything that is seen to be a sign of good or bad luck in events to come

scoff

v. to mock

supernatural

adj. being beyond what is able to be explained naturally

atrocious

adj. extremely bad or shockingly dreadful

hallowed

adj. regarded as holy

grave

adj. serious or solemn

precarious

adj. dependent on circumstances that are beyond one's control

makeshift

adj. suitable as a temporary substitute for something more permanent

pauper

n. a poor person

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