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33 terms

Wordly Wise lessons 13-16 finals

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deprecate
v. to criticize or express disapproval of
to represent as of little value
discomfit
v. to make uneasy by confusing or embarrassing a person
disingenuous
adj. not straightforward; insincere
dexterous
adj. skillful in the use of hands or mind
dexterity
n. the skillfulness in the use of the hands or mind
garb
n. a style of clothing; costume
inherent
adj. existing as a natural part of something
indubitable
adj. too evident to be doubted; unquestionable
jaded
adj. dulled or wearied by excess or overindulgence
meteoric
adj. coming into existence swiftly, suddenly, brightly, like a meteor
overbearing
adj. acting in an arrogant, domineering way
obsolescent
adj. going out of use; becoming obsolete
precocious
adj. showing exceptionally early development of abilities
proffer
v. to offer for acceptance or consideration
n. an offer
pugnacious
adj. aggressive; eager to fight or quarrel
rift
n. a split or crack
a break in friendly relations
solicitous
adj. showing interest and care; concerned
succinct
adj. expressed clearly and in few words; concise
trepidation
n. apprehension; dread
tractable
adj. easily managed or controlled
untoward
adj. not favorable; unlucky
visceral
adj, felt strongly, as if in the viscera
viscera
n, pl, the internal organs of the body
volition
n. an act of consciously choosing or deciding
virtuoso
n. a person with great skill in some art, especially music
adj. done with great skill and dash
zany
adj. comical because of strangeness; clownish
chagrin
n. a feeling of embarrassment or annoyance caused by having failed or being disappointed
v. to cause to feel unease
doldrums
n. pl. a condition of feeling sad, board, or sluggish
novice
n, a person new at something, a beginner
spry
adj, moving with quickness and ease; lively
tenuous
adj. lacking substance, flimsy
not thick; slender
lacking density; thin
gregarious
adj. enjoying the company of others; sociable
sylvan
adj. having to do with trees or wooded areas