Word Wealth Part I Unit 7

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acute

sharp, severe, perceptive

discernment

clear seeing

astuteness

shrewdness or mental sharpness, with a hint of wiliness or cunning

agile

nimble, quick and skillful

nimble

quick, alert, and deft of mind or body

supple

flexible, yielding in mind or body, quick to respond and adapt

erratic

irregular, wandering, having no fixed course; large rock deposited by a glacier

errare

to wander

err

to wander from the path of virtue, duty, or truth

knight-errant

a wandering knight

erroneous

wrong, deviant, or mistaken

aberration

mental derangement, deviation or error in scientific observation

exorbitant

excessive, unreasonable (in what one asks)

extravagant

lavish

inordinate

beyond reason, without restraint

immoderate

not sufficiently restrained

exultant

joyful, jubilant

jubilation

wholehearted rejoicing, more vociferous than exultation

jubilee

a celebration, a time or occasion of rejoicing

jocund

cheerful and gay, not quite exultant

implicit

unquestioning, implied

explicit

clearly stated

inane

senseless, empty

inert

inactive, lifeless

passive

unwilling to act or lead

indolent, slothful

lazy and inactive

dormant

a temporary condition of inactivity like sleep

listless

indifferent, uninterested, languid

inferior

low(er) in place or quality

ersatz

substitute, usually inferior

infernal

hellish, fiendish

diabolic(al)

devilish, fit only for (or devised by) a devil

execrable

bad, ugly, hellish, worthy of curses

execrations

curses

fugitive

one who flees, a runawaye

refugee

one who flees from home or homeland to escape some human or natural danger

elusiveness

the quality that makes a fugitive hard to catch

evasiveness

skill in dodging something, usually by the use of cunning.

indignation

justifiable anger

pique

mildest form of anger

vexation

strong annoyance, milder than anger

resentment

restrained, slow-burning anger

exasperation

intense irritation, often violent

wrath

rage, fury, or intense anger

animosity

strong hostility, usually personal

insolence

insulting behavior, impudence

obeisance

a bow or curtsy, respect

curtsy

a dipping of the body

genuflection

knee-bending in worship

salaam

very low bow

kow-tow

chinese obeisance

repose

rest, quiet

repository

place of storage for objects, ideas, or materials, especially of cultural value

ponere

to place

pausare

to pause or rest

retinue

a group of attendants

cortege

a procession of followers or attendants

convoy

a protecting escort at sea or a group of ships being escorted

sanction

approval, authorization

warrant

an official approval or order by a government agency for an expenditure

dispensation

approval by the church of some exception or variation from its rules or laws

indulgence

enjoyment, satisfaction, or leniency

condonation

approval of something questionable by seeming to overlook it

strategy

skill in maneuvering or planning

succor

aid, help

tyranny

oppressive or unjust government

autocrat

tyrannical person who may dominate a schoolroom, a home, a business or a nation

dictator

a tyrant or absolute ruler who ordinarily seizes power and does not transmit it to a successor in a family line

despot

a tyrant belonging more likely to a regular line of succession, like Louis XIV of France of Ivan IV of Russia

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