Wordsmart Chapter 5 Week 4

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prosaic

adj. matter-of-fact and unoriginal

malignant

adj. dangerous or harmful

captivated

adj. to have one's attention held fully by something or someone

exhaust

v. to drain of strength; to completely use up

matriarch

n. the female head of a family or group

revered

v. to regard with respect

media

n. the means of communication, such as newspapers, television, or radio, that supplies information to a wide amount of people

propaganda

n. information deliberately spread to help or harm a person, group, or institution

repent

v. to feel sorry about a past action

immune

adj. insusceptible to harm

motive

n. something that encourages a person to act in a certain way; an incentive

jovial

adj. characterized by good humor; having a sense of lively joy

guile

n. cunning or crafty deception

persecuted

v. annoyed or harassed consistently

prose

n. the ordinary form of written and spoken language

pending

adj. awaiting decision; unfinished

laceration

n. a cut or wound

heave

v. to throw with force

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