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Wordly Wise 9th Grade 1-5

Wordlywise.com - 9th grade words - lessons 1-5 (almost all of the words)
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bewail
to express deep regret or sorrow over
destitute
without resources or possessions; lacking, devoid of
detract
to take away (esp. from the value of)
emancipate
to set free from slavery, to liberate
extol
to praise highley
flamboyant
excessively showy, unrestrained
impetus
a driving force, anything that causes an action, the increased activity resulting from a driving force
insuperable
incapable of being overcome or defeated
obligatory
required or demanded
plumb
to measure the depth of water; to reach the deepest part of; to understand by examining closely, to solve; straight up and down, vertical (adj.)
vagabond
a person who wonders from place to place
visage
a face, esp. one that expresses feelings
wheedle
to coax or gain by using sly persuasion or insincere praise
alacrity
promptness in responding; eagerness
array
a large group of people or things; an orderly display; to place in order; to dress up
deduce
to draw a conclusion from given facts
encumber
to weigh down or burden; to impede the action of
fraught
full of or accompanied by (usually followed with with)
inexplicable
hard to explain or impossible to understand
torrid
intensely hot and dry; burning with passion
traverse
to pass over, across, or through
ubiquitous
appearing to be present in large numbers or in many different place
allude
to refer to in an indirect way
consecrate
to set apart as holy; to dedicate to a cause; devote
dote
to show excessive fondness for (used with on or upon)
exhort
to urge strongly, to warn or appeal
feckless
careless, irresponsible
implicate
to show to be involve in something, esp. something dishonest or illegal
lament
to feel or express grief
monetary
of or relating to $$, or currency
pomp
a showy or dignified displayed
stilted
artificially stiff or formal in manner
subjugate
to bring under control, to concur
wanton
ignoring what is right; excessive or unrestrained; playful or frolicsome

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