Wordly Wise Book 11 Lesson 8

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betrothed

adj. Engaged to be married
n. A person to whom one is engaged to be married

blasphemy

n. An act or statement that shows disrespect or irreverence toward something considered sacred

cadence

n.1. A rhythm marked by a regular beat
2. The rising and falling of the voice in human speech

canon

n.1. A rule or principle that provides the norm for judgement
2. The works of a writer accepted as authentic

denouement

n.1. The outcome of a series of events
2. The final resolution following the climax of the plot of a work of drama or fiction

edict

n. A statement or command having the force of law

enamor

v. To inspire with love; to captivate

insensate

adj.1. Lacking sensation or awareness
2. Lacking sense or ability to reason
3. Brutal; lacking feeling

renegade

n.1. A person who deserts one group or cause for another; a traitor
2. A person who rejects lawful behavior

soliloquy

n. A speech in which a character's thoughts are given verbal expression

stricture

n.1. A strong criticism
2. Anything that restricts or limits

triumvirate

n. A group of three, especially one possessing great power or eminence

usurp

v. To seize power and hold power or authority in an illegal or unjust manner

vestment

n. An outer garment, especially one indicating a role, rank, or office

votary

n. A person who is devoted to a course or organization especially one of religious nature

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