15 terms

Wordly Wise, Book 7, Lesson 15

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Complement (v)

To complete something or make it perfect.
Complement (v)

This person's hat complements the entire outfit.
Component (n)

A part of a whole. A piece of a larger thing.
Component (n)

The car won't start because the engine is missing a major component.
Conjure (v)

1.- To create something with magic.
2.- To bring something to your mind (like a memory).
Conjure (v)

The smell of baked cookies conjured up memories of my childhood.
Emphasize (v)

To give special attention to, to stress.
Emphasize (v)

The man repeated himself to emphasize how important this point was.
Homage (n)

Something that is done to show honor and respect.
Homage (n)

For 228 Memorial Day Taiwanese people pay homage to the people killed during the February 28 incident.
Impromptu (adj)

Done randomly, without planning
Impromptu (adj)

Flash mobs are fun because it seems like people start impromptu musical numbers on the street.
Lush (adj)

Full and healthy, well-grown (usually talking about plants)
Lush (adj)

The amount of water in the rainforest leads to lush plants and trees.
Medley (n)

A collection of unrelated things.
Medley (n)

The second-hand shop sold a medley of items for less than a dollar.
Oblige (v)

To require someone to do something for moral or social reasons.
Oblige (v)

We were obliged to cover our shoulders and wear long pants when visiting the temple out of respect for their religion.
Pretentious (adj)

Showy, trying to appear more important or impressive than you actually are
Pretentious (adj)

He was called a pretentious person because he used big words to make himself sound smarter.
Prowess (n)

Great ability or skill.
Prowess (n)

I am amazed by the prowess of all of the athletes at the Olympics.
Rustic (adj)

Having to do with the countryside.
Rustic (adj)
Subtle (adj)

Hard to notice, not obvious.
Subtle (adj)

Twins are hard to tell apart. The differences between them are subtle.
Vocation (n)

The work that a person does or should be doing.
Vocation (n)

Teaching is a rewarding but tiring vocation!
Warble (n/v)

n: A bird's song.
v: To sing in a high and shaky voice.
Warble (n/v)

In the mornings I can hear the warble of birds outside of my window.
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