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Wordlywise Grade 7 - List 3

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rupture
noun the act of making a sudden noisy break; a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); state of being torn or burst open; verb separate or cause to separate abruptly
pluck
noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord; the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury; verb strip of feathers; pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; pull or pull out sharply; look for and gather; rip off; ask an unreasonable price; sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
forage
noun the act of searching for food and provisions; animal food for browsing or grazing; verb wander and feed; collect or look around for (food)
dispatch
noun the act of sending off something; killing a person or animal; the property of being prompt and efficient; an official report (usually sent in haste); verb kill without delay; send away towards a designated goal; dispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently; complete or carry out; kill intentionally and with premeditation
diversity
noun the condition or result of being changed; noticeable heterogeneity
climax
noun the decisive moment in a novel or play; arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness; the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; the most severe stage of a disease; the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse; verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
menagerie
noun the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition; a collection of live animals for study or display
slaughter
noun the killing of animals (as for food); the savage and excessive killing of many people; a sound defeat; verb kill a large number of people indiscriminately; kill (animals) usually for food consumption
plumage
noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
ebb
noun the outward flow of the tide; a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number); verb fall away or decline; hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb; flow back or recede
vocation
noun the particular occupation for which you are trained; a body of people doing the same kind of work
debut
noun the presentation of a debutante in society; the act of beginning something new; verb appear for the first time in public; make one's debut; present for the first time to the public
proximity
noun the property of being close together; a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit; the region close around a person or thing
muse
noun the source of an artist's inspiration OR in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science; verb reflect deeply on a subject
resolve
noun the trait of being resolute; a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote; verb find the solution; make clearly visible; cause to go into a solution; understand the meaning of; bring to an end; settle conclusively; reach a decision; reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
apathy
noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally; an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
pique
noun tightly woven fabric with raised cords; a sudden outburst of anger; verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
revelry
noun unrestrained merrymaking
acquire
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; gain through experience; gain knowledge or skills; come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
camouflage
the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance; an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
agitate
to shake or grow excited; to move around a lot, to disturb or excite emotionally
acknowledge
verb accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
arbitrate
verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
consult
verb advise professionally; seek information from; get or ask advice from; have a conference in order to talk something over
beseech
verb ask for or request earnestly
impede
verb be a hindrance or obstacle to; block passage through
dumbfound
verb be a mystery or bewildering to
delude
verb be false to; be dishonest with
fluctuate
verb be unstable; move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern; cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
perceive
verb become conscious of; to become aware of through the senses
recede
verb become faint or more distant; move back and away from; retreat; pull back or move away or backward
intensify
verb become more intense; make more intense, stronger, or more marked; make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark; increase in extent or intensity
dwindle
verb become smaller or lose substance
oblige
verb bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; provide a service or favor for someone; force or compel somebody to do something
placate
verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
detach
verb cause to become detached or separated; take off; come to be detached; separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
kindle
verb cause to start burning; catch fire; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
overwhelm
verb charge someone with too many tasks; overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli; overcome by superior force; cover completely or make imperceptible
oppress
verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; cause to suffer
signify
verb convey or express a meaning; make known with a word or signal; denote or connote
submerge
verb cover completely or make imperceptible; put under water; sink below the surface; go under or as if under water; fill or cover completely, usually with water
confront
verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on; present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; oppose, as in hostility or a competition; be face to face with
mutilate
verb destroy or injure severely; destroy or injure severely; alter so as to make unrecognizable
devour
verb eat greedily; eat immoderately; destroy completely; enjoy avidly
conjure
verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; ask for or request earnestly; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
correspond
verb exchange messages; be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics; be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
harass
verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly; annoy continually or chronically
emit
verb expel (gases or odors); give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
evict
verb expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process; expel or eject without recourse to legal process
deplore
verb express strong disapproval of; regret strongly
inundate
verb fill or cover completely, usually with water; fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
replenish
verb fill something that had previously been emptied
compel
verb force or compel somebody to do something; make someone do something
comprise
verb form or compose; include or contain; have as a component; be composed of
appoint
verb furnish; create and charge with a task or function; assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
procure
verb get by special effort
bestow
verb give as a gift; present; bestow a quality on
administer
verb give or apply (medications); administer ritually; of church sacraments; work in an administrative capacity; supervise; administer or bestow, as in small portions
enlighten
verb give spiritual insight to; in religion; make understand; make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
wean
verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk; detach the affections of
concur
verb happen simultaneously; be in accord; be in agreement
aspire
verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
enthrall
verb hold spellbound
ensue
verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
supervise
verb keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance; watch and direct
annihilate
verb kill in large numbers
lurk
verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner; wait in hiding to attack; be about
infuriate
verb make furious
realize
verb make real or concrete; give reality or substance to; expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass; convert into cash; of goods and property; perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; be fully aware or cognizant of; earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
intimidate
verb make timid or fearful; to compel or deter by or as if by threats
hurtle
verb move with or as if with a rushing sound; throw forcefully; make a thrusting forward movement
inherit
verb obtain from someone after their death; receive by genetic transmission; receive from a predecessor
intervene
verb occur between other event or between certain points of time; get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
flabbergast
verb overcome with amazement
devastate
verb overwhelm or overpower; devastate or ravage
insulate
verb protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material; place or set apart
antagonize
verb provoke the hostility of; act in opposition to
endure
verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant; undergo or be subjected to; continue to live; endure or last; continue to exist; persist for a specified period of time; last and be usable; face or endure with courage
ponder
verb reflect deeply on a subject
repudiate
verb refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust; refuse to recognize or pay; cast off or disown
enroll
verb register formally as a participant or member
spurn
verb reject with contempt
scavenge
verb remove unwanted substances from; feed on carrion or refuse; clean refuse from; collect discarded or refused material
allege
verb report or maintain
renovate
verb restore to a previous or better condition; give new life or energy to; make brighter and prettier
participate
verb share in something; become a participant; be involved in
endorse
verb sign as evidence of legal transfer; guarantee as meeting a certain standard; be behind; approve of; give support or one's approval to
assert
verb state categorically; insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; assert to be true; to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
maintain
verb state or assert; observe correctly or closely; support against an opponent; state categorically; maintain by writing regular records; supply with necessities and support; maintain for use and service; have and exercise; keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
capitulate
verb surrender under agreed conditions
admonish
verb take to task; admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; warn strongly; put on guard
disrupt
verb throw into disorder; interfere in someone else's activity; make a break in
perturb
verb throw into great confusion or disorder; disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull; disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
emphasize
verb to stress, single out as important; give extra weight to (a communication)
dissuade
verb turn away from by persuasion
avert
verb turn away or aside; prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
subside
verb wear off or die down; sink down or precipitate; sink to a lower level or form a depression; descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
covet
verb wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
gratify
verb yield (to); give satisfaction to; make happy or satisfied
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