Worldly Wise Book 9 Unit 1
|alacrity|| eagerness and liveliness|
Excited, I accepted the award with alacrity.
|array|| a collection or layout of many things.|
the garden had an array of wildflowers.
|bewail|| express sadness or cry over|
He will bewail and cry over his lost pet
|deduce|| to reach a conclusion by reasoning|
I deduce that it is cold by your shivering.
|destitute|| completely lacking, especially money|
Charities provide food for destitute families.
|detract|| to diminish, to take away from,|
An ugly rug will detract from the nice decor.
|emancipate|| to set free.|
I will emancipate the dogs from the pound.
|encumber|| to hinder and weigh down|
All her packages will encumber her walking.
|extol|| to applaud or glorify|
The reporter will extol and praise my work.
|flamboyant|| being flashy or extravagant.|
His grand entrance was showy and flamboyant.
|fraught|| filled with or marked by distress|
The mountain climb was fraught with danger.
|haphazard|| disorganized, ruled by chance|
She flitted about in haphazard chaos.
|impetus|| a moving force or stimulus|
A monumental event can be impetus for change.
|incontrovertible|| impossible to dispute, unquestionable|
His statement that Jesus is God was incontrovertible.
|inexplicable|| not able to be accounted for or understood|
Her mysterious disappearance is inexplicable.
|ingenious|| inventive or imaginative|
The clever plan was an ingenious idea.
|insuperable|| impossible to do or overcome|
We could not pass the insuperable barrier.
|intermittent|| starting and stopping, occasional|
intermittent windshield wipers go off and on.
|laggard|| someone who dawdles and takes their time|
The laggard wasted time and dawdled around.
|maxim|| a saying or phrase to live by|
The maxim said to be kind to others.
|obligatory|| being required or binding|
Paying your bills is obligatory, not optional.
|plumb|| in a perpendicular line, vertically aligned|
Make sure the door is plumb with the wall.
|sustenance|| that which supports and gives life|
Food provides sustenance and nourishment.
|torrid|| very hot and unusually dry|
Desert climate is torrid with very little rain.
|traverse|| to travel across or pass over|
We walked for hours to traverse the distance.
|ubiquitous|| found all over everywhere|
Trees are ubiquitous in a forest, not rare.
|vagabond|| aimless, wandering or unpredictable|
A vagabond journey has no true destination.
|visage|| the face or appearance of a person|
A frown soured his formerly glowing visage.
|wheedle|| to try to influence with enticing words|
Kids often wheedle til parents give in.
|zenith|| the highest or most significant point.|
the thrown ball reached its zenith before falling back down.