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wade
walk through a substance, such awater, that impedemovement
waffle
speak equivocally about aissue; N.
waft
move gently (iair or iseas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
wag
shake repeatedly from side to side; Ex. The dog wagged ittail; N: humorouperson; wit
wage
begin and continue (a war)
waggish
humorous; mischievous; tricky
waif
homeless child or animal;
anything found by chance that is without an owner
Ex. waifs and strays
waive
Waive means to give up your right to something or to determine that someone else can postpone fulfilling an obligation. (verb)
An example of waive is when you sign a release of liability after a car accident settlement agreeing not to sue.
An example of waive is when you let someone avoid fees.
wake
trail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before; Ex. hunger followed ithe wake of the war
wallow
roll imud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll ia rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow ithe mud/luxury
wan
having a pale or sickly color; pallid
wanderlust
strong longing to travel
wane
decrease isize or strength (after being full); grow gradually to aend; Ex. The moowaxes and wanes every month; N.
wangle
achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle ainvitatioto the party.
wanton
unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wantospending/killing; CF. having no just cause
warble
(of a bird) sing; babble; N.
ward
administrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison; incompetent person placed under the protection of a guardian; V: guard; ward off: avert
warp
twist out of shape; N.
warrant
justification; written order that serveaauthorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
warranted
justified; authorized
warranty
guarantee; assurance by seller
warren
tunnels iwhich rabbits live; overcrowded living area; crowded conditions iwhich people live
wary
very cautious; watchful
wastrel
waster; profligate
waver
move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
wax
increase gradually (as the moon); grow
waylay
ambush; lie iwait for and attack
wean
accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other thaby suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (ainterest or habit); Ex. weaoneself from cigarettes
weary
tired after long work; V.
weather
pass safely through (a storm or difficult period); endure the effects of weather or other forces
weird
eerie; strange; unnatural
well-bred
of good upbringing; well-mannered and refined
welt
raised mark from a beating or whipping
welter
confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data
welter
wallow (as imud or high seas); lie soaked (as iblood); Ex. The victims weltered itheir blood.
wheedle
deceive, persuade, or obtaiby flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
whelp
young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family
whine
complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (ain pain or supplication)
wholesome
conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
wiggle
wriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions
willowy
flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
wretch
miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
wring
twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (neckor hands)
wrinkle
small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
wrongheaded
stubbornly wrong
zest
outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
whinny
neigh like a horse; to express by whinnying