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Wordly Wise Lessons 1-4

George made all the flashcards, I combined them.
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abhor
to shrink from in disgust; to detest
affable
pleasant; approachable; gracious
amiss
1. in a wrong or imperfect way 2. out of order; wrong
despondent
depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged
entreat
to ask earnestly; to beg
haunt
1. to stay in one's mind continually 2. to visit frequently 3. to appear in the form of a ghost
impel
1. to drive or to propel 2. to urge or drive by force or moral pressure
interminable
endless; seeming to be without end
irascible
quick-tempered; irritable
profound
1. intense; deeply felt 2. having understanding or knowledge that goes beneath the surface, beyond the obvious
recluse
a person who lives apart from society and often alone
reverberate
to be repeated as in a series of echoes or vibrations
sage
1. having wisdom and good judgement 2. a person known for wisdom and good judgement 3. an aromatic grayish-green plant used in cooking
tirade
a long, angry speech
tremulous
1. marked by trembling or shaking 2. timid or fearful
anonymous
of an unknown source or unrevealed name
anthology
a collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems
conjecture
1. a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence 2. to form an opinion while lacking sufficient evidence
disposition
1. a person's usual mood; temperament 2. a regular tendency or inclination
encompass
1. to enclose or encircle 2. to include
extricate
to free from a difficult or tangled situation
generation
1. one step in the line of descent of a family 2. all the people born and living about the same time 3. the average span of time between the birth of parents and their children
guile
cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery
imperative
1. urgent; pressing 2. having the power or authority to command
instill or instil
to introduce gradually in order to establish securely
modify
1. to make less extreme or severe 2. to make changes in 3. in grammar, to limit or restrict in meaning
pivot
1. a small bar or rod on which something else turns 2. a person or thing on which others depend 3. to turn on or as if on a pivot
prevalent
commonly occuring; widely accepted or practiced
recur
1. to come up again or to happen again 2. to come to mind again
spontaneous
1. voluntary and unplanned 2. occuring or produced without human labor
abrasion
a wearing away or rubbing away by friction
clad
Clothed or covered
corroborate
to provide evidence to make more certain; to confirm
cursory
Done in a hurry and with little attention to detail
dehydrate
to remove water from
derive
to take or receive from a source
electrify
to wire or equip with electric power; to thrill or shock
endeavor
to attempt earnestly
gingerly
Cautious; very careful
grimace
To make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt
inventory
a list of possessions or goods on hand
simulate
to take on the qualities of another; to imitate
succumb
To give up or give in to; to yield
surmise
to suppose something without sufficient evidence.
gruesome
Causing shock or horror
avid
1. having a strong desire for, to the point of greed 2. eager, enthusiastic
brusque
abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
concise
short and to the point
demean
to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or character
despicable
deserving contempt or scorn
emaluate
to try to equal; to imitate
evoke
1. to call forth; to produce 2. to bring to mind, often by suggestion
excruciating
very painful
inaugurate
1. to install in office with a formal ceremony 2. to begin officially or mark the opening of
pervade
to spread throughout
proprietor
an owner of a store or other business
pseudonym
a fictitious name used by an author; a pen name
rebuff
1. to reject bluntly 2. to drive back 3. a blunt rejection 4. an abrupt setback in progress
resilient
1. capable of recovering quickly from misfortune 2. returning quickly to an original shape or condition
turbulent
1. chaotic; unruly 2. stormy; tempestuous