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WordMasters Words 6th Set II

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inveigle
to tempt or persuade by using deception or flattery
gullible
easily fooled, tricked, or cheated
crony
(n.) a very close friend, pal, chum, buddy
wasteland
land that is desolate, barren, ravaged
furbelow
n. a frill, ruffle, or decoration on a person's clothing
luxuriant
produced or growing in extreme abundance, marked by complexity and richness of detail
doughty
steadfastly courageous and resolute; valiant.
entourage
a group of people who travel with a famous person
crest
the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
something on an animal's head
ostracize
to banish; to shut out from a group or society by common consent
convivial
fond of eating and drinking with friends; sociable
repel
to drive or force back; to drive off
hermit
a person who lives alone, often far from a community
sinister
(adj.) appearing evil or dangerous; threatening evil or harm
benign
not causing harm, of gentle disposition, beneficial
cavalcade
procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
enhance
to increase the value or beauty of something
unflinching
not changing or becoming weaker even in a difficult or dangerous situation
ploy
a tactic intended to frustrate, embarrass, or gain an advantage over an opponent
infect
contaminate with a disease or microorganism
stark
harsh, grim, or desolate; extremely simple or severe
retinue
n. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
resolve
reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation, to decide or determine firmly
disfigure
v. To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of.
affect
have an effect upon; have an emotional or physical impact on

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