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Wordly Wise Book 9 Final

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plumb
1. To measure the depth of water.
2. To reach the deepest part of.
3. To understand by examining closely; to solve.
array
1. Large group of people or things.
2. An orderly arrangement or display.
1. To place in order. (v.) arrayed
2. To dress up.
encumber
1. To weight down or burden.
2. to impede the action of.
haphazard
Marked by lack of plan, order, or direction.
implicated
To show to be involved with something, especially something dishonest or illegal.
monetary
Of or relating to money or currency.
pensive
Deep in though; dreamily thoughtful.
wanton
1. Ignoring what is right.
2. Excessive or unrestrained.
3. Playful or frolicsome.
camaraderie
Good will and warm feelings among friends.
contend
1. To struggle with.
2. To maintain or assert.
1. A conflict or struggle. (n.) contention
2. A point made in an argument
extraneous
Not necessary; irrelevant.
punctilious
Careful of and attentive to details, especially ones relating to good manners and behavior.
wry
1. Turned or bend to one side in distates or humor.
2. Amusing in a quiet but sharp way.
indolent
Indulging in ease; avoiding exertion; lazy.
apropos
Fitting the occasion; suitable or apt.
ascendancy
Controlling influence; domination.
aver
To declare positively; to state as the truth.
dogma
An uproven principle or belief held to be true
embody
1. To put an idea into a form that can be seen.
2. To make part of a system; incorporate.
expostulate
To argue earnestly in an attempt to dissuade or show strong disapproval.
fateful
Having great or significant consequences
injunction
1. An order or command.
2. A court order prohibiting someone from doing something.
motif
1. A theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated.
2. A figure or design repeated in the decoration of something, such as a building or textile.
adroit
Clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful.
erudite
Having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned.
cleave
1. To cling to or be faithful to.
1. To split with force or a sharp intrument.
aptitude
A natural talent.
magnanimous
Generous, unselfish, or forgiving.
myriad
1. A very large number.
2. Very many. (adj.)
solicit
To ask for in a formal way.
trite
Used so much that it is no longer fresh or new.
amenity
1. A feature that contributes to physical comfort.
2. A feature that increases the attractiveness or value of a location.
3. Acts of social courtesy.
complacent
So self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned.
defray
To supply the money for; to pay.
facetious
Playfully or inappropriately humorous.
furor
An uproar; a state of great anger or excitement.
idyll
An episode or experience that is calm and carefree.
(adj.) idyllic
paucity
Scarcity; smallness in number or amount.
adversity
Misfortune; hardship.
harrowing
Very distressing or acutely painful.
nuance
A very slight change in feeling or meaning; a gradation.
pernicious
Very destructive or harmful.
treatise
A methodically and thoroughly written discussion of a topic.
vogue
The popular fashion of the time, wide acceptance or favor.
blandishment
That which is intended to coax or persuade, such as flattery; an allurement.
deprecate
1. To criticize or express disapproval of.
2. To represent as of little value.
precocious
Showing exceptionally early development of abilities.
remonstrate
To say in protest; to raise an objection.
solicitous
Showing interest and care; concerned.
untoward
Not favorable; unlucky.
gregarious
Enjoying the company of others; sociable.
reprehensivel
Deserving blame or rebuke.
tractable
Easily managed or controlled.
contravene
To act against or be counter to.
eminent
Standing above others in worth, rank, or fame.
exponent
A person who explains, interprets, or works to make something popular.
clemency
Mercy shown in punishing or judging someone.
farce
1. A humorous state play marked by improbable situations and exaggerated behavior.
2. An absurd or ridiculous event or situation; a mockery.
aplomb
Complete self-confidence and poise.
resplendent
Dazzling in appearance
travesty
A distorted example or imitation.
vindicate
1. To free from blame, guilt, or suspicion.
2. To show to be true or right.
vitriolic
Having a sharp, biting quality; bitterly sarcastic.
refute
To prove to be false; to disprove.
sanction
1. Approval or permission from an authority.
2. An action taken by one nation against another.
3. To approve or to allow. (v.)