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Warrior Words Composition, Week 2

fallacy

a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning

flourish

a showy gesture

formidable

extremely impressive in strength or excellence, inspiring fear

gargoyle

an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal

guerrilla

a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

guru

a recognized leader in some field or of some movement

heritage

practices that are handed down from the past by tradition

hieroglyphic

a writing system using picture symbols

hologram

a three-dimensional photograph of a whole object

hypocrisy

pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have

immune

secure against

impertinent

improperly forward or bold, not pertinent to the matter under consideration

inference

logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience

introspection

examination of one's own thoughts and feelings

jaunty

having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

jovial

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

kilometer

a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

labyrinth

complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

laconic

brief and to the point

lichen

plant composed of a fungus and alga, growing on rocks, tree trunks

light-year

the distance light travels in one year

maneuver

a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

marsupial

mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) where the young are fed and carried

metaphor

a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using like or as

mosaic

art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass

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