Wordly Wise Book 7 Lessons 1-4
|abate||(v) to become weaker; to decrease.|
|acknowledge||(v) to admit the existence of.|
|agent||(n) a person who acts or does business for another.|
|authority||(n) the right to give orders, make decisions or take action.|
|devastate|| (v) to ruin or destroy completely.|
(n) great destruction.
|epidemic||(n) the rapid spreading of a disease to many people at one time.|
|estimate|| (n) a number that is not exact; a careful guess.|
(v) to figure out roughly; to make an approximate calculation.
|evict||(v) to force out of property by taking legal action.|
|impartial||(adj) not favoring one side more than another; fair.|
|industrious||(adj) hardworking; not lazy.|
|infuriate||(v) to make very angry.|
|irrelevant||(adj) having nothing to do with the subject.|
|precise||(adj) exact; accurate|
|sham|| (n) something fake or false.|
(adj) not genuine; fake.
(v) to pretend.
|trek|| (n) a long, slow and difficult journey.|
(v) to travel slowly and with difficulty.
|astute||(adj) wise in a clever or practical way.|
|authentic||(adj) genuine; true.|
|delicacy||(n) a choice of item or food.|
|derogatory||(adj) expressing a low opinion; intended to hurt the reputation of a person or thing.|
|devour||(v) to eat up hungrily.|
|figment||(n) something that is made up in the mind but that has no connection with reality.|
|mythical||(adj) imaginary; not real.|
|plumage||(n) a bird's feathers.|
|predatory|| (adj) living by killing and eating other animals.|
(adj) living by robbing or stealing from others.
(n) a creature that lives by killing.
(n) a person who lives by robbing.
|prior|| (adj) coming earlier in time. |
(adj) coming before in order or importance.
|scavenge||(v) to search through or pick over, looking for something usable.|
|slaughter|| (v) to kill in order to obtain meat.|
(v) to kill people or animals in large numbers or in a cruel way.
(n) the killing of an animal for food.
|solitude||(n) the condition of being alone or at some distance from people.|
|ungainly||(adj) moving in a clumsy or awkward way.|
|vulnerable||(adj) open to attack; easily injured physically or emotionally.|
|admonish||(v) to warn.|
|aghast||(adj) struck with horror; shocked.|
|annihilate||(v) to destroy completely; to reduce to utter ruin.|
|benefactor||(n) a person who provides help, especially by giving money.|
|bestow||(v) to give as an honor; to present as a gift.|
|devious||(adj) sneaky; not frank or honest.|
|devoid||(adj) lacking; empty; entirely without.|
|heed|| (v) to pay attention to.|
(n) attention; notice.
|mortal||(n) a human being.|
|muse||(v) to think about in a quiet, careful way.|
|pioneer||(n) a person who goes before others and opens the way for them to follow.|
|plague||(n) a deadly disease that spreads rapidly from person to person.|
|subside||(v) to sink to a lower level.|
|unwitting||(adj) not done on purpose; unintended.|
|wrath|| (n) forceful anger; fury.|
(adj) very angry.
|acquire||(v) to gain ownership of something; to get by one's own efforts or actions.|
|antagonize||(v) to make an enemy of; to stir up anger or dislike.|
|competent|| (adj) having the ability to do what is needed.|
(n) the ability to do what is needed.
|comprise|| (v) to form; to make up.|
(v) to consist of or include.
|correspond|| (v) to match; to be equal to. |
(v) to exchange letters with another person.
|dilapidated||(adj) in poor condition from neglect or age.|
|illustrious||(adj) very famous; outstanding.|
|incident||(n) something that happens in real life or in a story; an event, often of little importance.|
|inherit||(v) to receive something from someone after that person's death.|
|latitude||(n) the distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees.|
|loath||(adj) unwilling; reluctant, not wanting to do something but will do it anyways.|
|maintain|| (v) to declare something to be true.|
(v) to continue in the same way or condition.
(v) to keep in good condition.
|renovate||(v) to make like new again.|
|reprimand|| (v) to scold in a harsh or formal manner.|
(n) a strong scolding from someone in authority.
|supervise||(v) to direct or manage activities.|