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wordly wise book 7 lesson 14

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allege
v. To state as a fact but without offering proof
alleged adj. Claimed to be true
allegation n. Something that is allleged
conclusive
adj. Putting an end to doubt; convincing
counterpart
n. A person or thing similar to another
dismal
adj. Dark or extremely gloomy
2. Causing misery or sadness; depressing
enthrall
v. To hold the attention of as though under a spell
enthralling adj. Having the power to enthrall
exotic
adj. Fascinating because of being very different from the ordinary
incredulous
adj. Doubtful; skeptical
2. Showing disbelief
incredulity n. Doubt or disbelief
legendary
adj. Well-known; famous and much talked about over a long period of time
2. Relating to a story (usually untrue) handed down from the past
lurk
v. To prowl or lie hidden, as though about to attack
menagerie
n. A collection of animals kept in cages for showing to the public
naive
adj. Inexperienced; ready to accept without analyzing
2. Simple in a childlike way; innocent
pander
v. To give or promise what is wanted in order to please someone
plausible
adj. Seeming to be true but not necessarily so
preposterous
adj. Too absurd to be believed; ridiculous
scrupulous
adj. marked by close attention to the smallest detail
2. Acting in a correct and honest manner