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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 13

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Blandishment
n. (often plural) That which is intended to coax or persuade, such as flattery; an allurement.
Deprecate
v. 1. To criticize or express disapproval of.
2. To represent as of little value.
Discomfit
v. To make uneasy by confusing or embarrassing a person.
Meteoric
adj. Coming into existence swiftly, suddenly, brightly, like a meteor.
Overbearing
adj. Acting in an arrogant, domineering way.
Precocious
adj. Showing exceptionally early development of abilities.
Precocity
n. Exceptionally early development.
Proffer
v. To offer for acceptance or consideration.
n. An offer.
Remonstrate
v. To say in protest; to raise an objection.
Rift
n. 1. A split or crack.
2. A break in friendly relations.
Solicitous
adj. Showing interest and care; concerned.
Succinct
adj. Expressed clearly and in few words; concise.
Sylvan
adj. Having to do with trees or wooded areas.
Trepidation
n. Apprehension; dread.
Untoward
adj. Not favorable; unlucky.
Virtuoso
n. A person with great skill in some art, especially music.
adj. Done with great skill and dash.