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15 terms

Wordly Wise Lesson 10

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abject
Most miserable; wretched
advocate
To plead in favor of: to defend
atrocity
An act of great cruelty and wickedness
commemorate
to serve as a memorial to; to remember in a solemn manner
dialect
a form of language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary
dire
having terrible consequences; urgent or desperate
elite
A group that enjoys superior status to others
enhance
to make greater or better
flagrant
clearly offensive or bad; conspicuously acting against what is right
languish
to lose hope, strength, or vitality because of neglect or bad conditions
mute
To soften or tone down the sound of
raze
to level to the ground; to destroy completley
reprisal
a retaliation for an injury
turmoil
a state of confusion or agitation; tumult
wreak
to bring about or inflict