Wordly Wise 5000: Lesson 15

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Abominate

1. (v) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
(adj) abominable: Detestable; loathsome
2. Disagreeable and unpleasant

Abridge

(v) to shorten in duration or extent; to diminish

Animosity

(n) intense ill will

Auspicious

(adj) favorable, promising

Beleaguer

1. (v) to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army
2. (v) to surround with trouble, to harass

Confidant/ Confidante

(n) A person whom you tell secrets to

Constituent

1. (n) one of the parts that make up a whole
2. (n) a voter represented by a particular official

Iniquitous

(adj) Unjust; wicked

Inure

(v) To adjust to and accept unpleasant or undesirable conditions

Inveigh

(v) used with against To complain or protest strongly

Predecessor

(n) a person or thing that has held a position or office before another

Sabotage

1. (n) Acts that intentionally damage. hinder, or seek to be discreet
2. (v) To enlarge in intentionally damaging acts

Sadistic

(adj) Taking pleasure in causing pain

Scathing

(adj) Harshly critical

Transpire

1. (v) to become apparent, to come to light
2. (v) to happen or occur

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