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15 terms

Wordly Wise Ch 1

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asperity
sharpness or harshness of manner; roughness of surfae, unevenness
bane
a person/thing that destroys or causes harm; causing destruction or harm
buffoon
a person who often makes attempts to be funny, a clown, a fool
doleful
mournful or full of sorrow, causing grief
extrovert
a person whose attention is focuzed on others and on what is going on around them rather than on their own feelings
garish
excessively bright and flashy, tastelessly glaring
hierarchy
a group or system in which positions of power are ranked, usually from lowest to highest
imbue
to fill completely with a feeling or idea, to inspire
instigate
to stir up or urge on, to provoke
penchant
a strong attraction or leaning
rambunctious
behaving in a wild and unruly manner
repertoire
the list of pieces and actor, musician, etc is ready to perform; the skills or accomplishments of a person or group
rudiment
a basic principle or skill; an undeveloped or beginning stage
undermine
to weaken or ruin by degrees; to attack by indirect, secret, or underhanded means
unremitting
not stopping or slowing down, constant