Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 4

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adage
n. An old saying that has come to be accepted as true; a proverb
camaraderie
n. Good will and warm feelings among friends
contend
v. To struggle with
2. to maintain or assert
(n. contention-1. a conflict or struggle
2. a point made in an argument)
extraneous
adj. Not necessary; irrelevant
hubbub
n. Noisy confusion; uproar
meander
v. 1. To follow a winding course
2. to wander aimlessly
odoriferous
adj. Having or giving off a smell
paraphernalia
n. 1. Personal belongings
2. equipment associated with a particular activity
punctilious
adj. Careful of and attentive to details, especially ones relating to good manners and behavior; meticulous
recuperate
v. To regain health or strength
regale
v. To entertain or delight
sedentary
adj. Doing or requiring a lot of sitting
Spartan
adj. Marked by simplicity and lack of luxury; think of the Spartans-simple, didn't need much
temporal
adj. Relating to the everyday world as opposed to that which is spiritual or eternal; worldly, secular
wry
adj. Turned or bent to one side in distaste or humor; amusing in a quiet but sharp way; dry, witty, sarcastic
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