Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 Lesson 18

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adhere

v. to stick to; stay attached. to follow closely or faithfully

adherence

n. the quality of following closely or faithfully

adherent

n. a follower or supporter of an idea

aplomb

n. complete self-confidence and poise

brandish

v. to shake or wave in a threatening way

broach

v. to bring up for discussion; to begin to talk about

devotee

n. an ardent follower, supporter or enthusiast

diffident

adj. unsure of oneself;shy

diffidence

n. the quality of being unsure of oneself or shy

extravaganza

n. an elaborate and spectacular display or event

integrity

n. honesty; trustworthiness. the condition of being whole or complete

plaintive

adj. expressing sorrow, mournful

plaudit

n. a demonstration of strong approval or praise

regalia

n. the symbols, objects, or special costumes worn by or associated with a group

resplendent

adj. dazzling in appearance

subordinate

adj. less important; secondary. n. a person under the command or control of another. v. to give less importance to; to place in a lesser position.

surmount

v. to defeat or overcome

tenable

adj. capable of being defended or believed

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