WORDLY WISE 3&4

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Asphyxiate

"to suffocate" to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas; choke; suffocate

cornucopia

an abundant, overflowing supply.

desist

to cease, as from an action; stop or abstain

effeminate

(of a man or boy) having traits considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
2.
characterized by excessive softness, delicacy, self-indulgence

empathy

the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.

evanescent

vanishing; fading away;

frieze

architecture; any decorative band at the top or beneath of an interior wall, a piece of furniture

indite

1. to write
2. to dictate.

itinerary

plan of travel.

lien

a right to retain possession of another's property pending discharge of a debt
2. the spleen

maxim

a brief expression of a general truth, principle, or rule of conduct

motif

recurring subject, theme, idea,

palfrey

a light saddle horse, esp ridden by women

phalanx

1. an ancient Greek and Macedonian battle formation of hoplites presenting long spears from behind a wall of overlapping shields
2. any closely ranked unit or mass of people: the police formed a phalanx to protect the embassy
3. a number of people united for a common purpose

svelte

1. attractively or gracefully slim; slender
2. urbane or sophisticated

tertiary

1. third in degree, order, etc

trenchant

— adj
1. keen or incisive
2. vigorous and effectivey
3. distinctly defined
4. archaic , poetic or sharp

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