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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 1

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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
emulate
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
resilient
1. capable of recovering quickly from misfortune; 2. returning quickly to an original shape or condition
turbulent
1. chaotic; unruly; 2. stormy; tempestuous