15 terms

wordly wise lesson 15 book 7

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complement
n. Something that completes or makes perfect
2. The number or amount that makes up a whole
v. To bring to completion or perfection
component
n. Any of the more important parts of a whole
adj. Contributing to form a whole
conjure
v. To call forth by magic, or as if by magic
2. (with up) To bring to mind; to recall or evoke
emphasize
To give special attention to; to stress
emphasis n. Special attention directed at something to give it importance
emphatic adj. Said or done with force
homage
n. Honor or respect shown in public
impromptu
adj. Unplanned
adv. Without preparation
lush
adj. Marked by richness of growth, especially vegetation
medley
n. A mixture of unrelated things
2. A selection of music from various sources, played as one piece
oblige
v. To require someone to do something for legal, social, or moral reasons
2. To earn gratitude of
3. To do a favor for
pretentious
adj. Drawing undeserved or inappropriate attention to oneself; showy
prowess
n. Great skill or ability
rustic
adj. Of or relating to country life or people
2. Lacking elegance or polish
n. A country person, especially one thought of as simple or crude
subtle
adj. So slight as to be not seen or understood
2. Able to understand fine shades of meaning
subtlety n. Something so slight that only a clever or well-educated person can see it; the quality of being subtle
vocation
n. A person's employment; occupation
vocational adj. Having to do with a person's career
warble
v. To sing in a melodious manner