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Wordly Wise Book 10 Lesson 15

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abominate
v. To hate or loathe intensely
abridge
v. To shorten in duration or extent; to diminish.
animosity
n. Intense ill will.
auspicious
adj. Favorable, promising.
beleaguer
v1. To besiege, to surround with an army.
2. To surround with troubles; to harass.
confidant
n. (spelled confidante when female) A person to whom secrets are told.
constituent
n1. One of the many parts that make up a whole.
2. A voter represented by a particular official.
iniquitous
adj. Unjust; wicked.
inure
v. To adjust to and accept unpleasant or undesirable conditions.
inveigh
v. (used with against) To complain or protest strongly.
predecessor
n. A person or thing that has held a position or office before another.
sabotage
n. Acts that intentionally damage, hinder, or seek to discredit.
v. To engage in intentionally damaging acts.
sadistic
adj. Taking pleasure in causing pain.
scathing
adj. Harshly critical.
transpire
v1. To become apparent; to come to light
2. To happen or occur.