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STUDY THESE HARD ONES wordly wise 1-10 book 8

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irascible
quick tempered
wreak
to bring about or inflict
humdrum
lacking interest
allot
to allow
rebuke
to critisize strongly
fastidious
paying close attention to detail
swelter
to suffer from or to be overcome by great heat
apprehend
to seize; arrest
prevelent
commonly occuring
congregate
to come together in a group
intricate
complicated
influx
a flowing or pouring in
facilitate
to make easier
audacious
willing to take risks
daunt
to discourage
reverberate
to be repeated as in a series of echoes or vibrations
languish
to lose hope of
sage
having wisdom and good judgement
contingent
conditional; depending on something else
imminent
about to happen
elapse
to pass or slip by
advocate
to plead in favor of
turmoil
a state of confusion or agitation
staple
A basic food that is used frequently
haunt
to stay in ones mind
surmise
to suppose something without suffucient evidence: a guess
emulate
To try to equal; to imitate.
serene
calm and untroubled
despicable
deserving contempt or scorn
affable
pleasant
protract
to draw out
sporadic
happening occasionally
corroborate
to provide evidence to make more certain
inaugurate
to install into office
despondent
depressed from loss or hope
prudent
very careful
abet
to encourage or assist in some activity
precede
to go or come before in time
turbulent
chaotic, unruly
gingerly
cautious, very careful
conscientious
thorough; careful
slovenly
intidy; carelessly done
dispel
to clear away
derive
to steal or take from
assimilate
to absorb into population
dire
having terrible consequinces
abject
most miserable
mutiny
refusal to obey orders
dissension
a difference of opinion
pervade
to spread throughout
impel
to drive or to propel
shackle
a ring or band put around the arm or leg
succumb
to give up or into: to cease to exist (die)
deploy
to set away from the main source
evoke
to call forth to produce
reprisal
a retaliation for an injury
inane
empty; shallow or silly
fitful
not steady; irregular
condescend
to lower oneself to a position one considers inferior
interminable
endless; seeming to be without end
entreat
to ask earnestly: to beg
rankle
to cause continuing anger or irratation
profound
intense; deeply felt
copious
large in quantity
recur
to come again or to happen again
demean
to cause a lowering of self esteem
simulate
to take on the qualities of another: to pretend
commemorate
to serve as a memorial
abhor
to shrink form in digust
amiss
in a wrong or inperfect way
divert
to turn aside
resilient
capable of recovering quickly
tumult
noisy excitement
adept
highly skilled expert
psuedonym
a pen name, name assumed by a writer, nom de plume
profusion
a plentiful supply
atrocity
an act of great cruelty
unseemly
noot suitable