Wordly Wise Lesson 11

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Ballast

n. Heavy material used to make a ship steady or control the rising and falling of a vessel like a balloon

Buoyant

adj. 1. Able to float
2. Cheerful and carefree

Clamber

v. To climb awkwardly

Detach

v. To separate from

Eerie

adj. Causing uneasiness; strange or mysterious

Fathom

n. A length of six feet, used in measuring the depth of water
v. To figure out; to understand

Pique

v. To arouse or excite
n. A feeling of resentment caused by being ignored, insulted, etc.

Probe

v. 1. To poke or prod
2. To examine closely
n. 1. A long, slender instrument used to examine a wound or part in the body
2. A thorough investigation

Realize

v. 1. To be aware of
2. To bring into being; to make happen

Rupture

v. To split or break
n. 1. A breaking or tearing apart by force
2. The breaking of a friendly relationship

Sphere

n. 1. An object with all points on its surface equally distant from its center; a ball or globe
2. An area of power, influence, or activity

Submerge

v. 1. To go underwater
2. To put underwater or cover with water

Tedious

adj. Seeming to go on for a long time; boring

Ultimate

adj. 1. Final
2. The greatest possible; maximum
n. Something that is the greatest; the maximum

Unscathed

adj. Completely unharmed

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