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Wordly Wise Lesson 9

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cautionary
Offering or serving as a warning
constrain
To confine, inhibit, or hold back by force or necessity
flotilla
A fleet of boats or small ships
gossamer
Thin, sheer fabric resembling gauze
Ignominious
Marked by, deserving, or causing shame or disgrace
Incur
To bring upon oneself something undesirable, such as debt
Liquidate
To settle the affairs of a business; to convert into cash
Magnate
An important, often wealthy, person prominent in a large industry or business
Misnomer
A name that does not fit
Onerous
Burdensome; oppressive
Pandemonium
A state or place of great confusion or uproar
Quixotic
Romantic and idealistic, but impractical
Tenacious
Holding fast; persistent in adhering to something valued or habitual
Vestige
A trace of something that once was present
Zephyr
A light, gentle breeze