23 terms

Wordlywise Lesson 12

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convalesce
v. to get back health and strength after an illness
dedicate
v. to set aside for a certain purpose; to devote to a serious purpose; to name, address or set aside as an honor
dictate
v. to give orders; to command; to say aloud while another writes down the words
dictator
n. a person has complete control over a country
exasperate
v. to make angry; to annoy
exasperating
adj. very annoying
notable
adj. deserving of attention; outstanding
overdue
adj. coming later that expected or needed; unpaid when owed
overthrow
v. to end the rule of; to defeat; often by using force
overthrew
v. past due or n. the action of overthrowing
penetrate
v. to pierce; to pass into or through
portrait
n. a drawing, painting or photograph of a person, especially the face
rebel
n.a person who refuses to obey orders or the law
rebel
v.to refuse to accept control by others
rebellious
adj. fighting against another's control; disobedient
rebellion
n. open opposition to another's control
restrict
v. to keep within certain limits
restriction
n. a limit
seldom
adv. Not often; rarely
stimulate
v. to make more active
tempest
n. a violent windstorm usually with snow rain or hail
tempestuous
adj. stormy, wild
upbringing
n. the care and training a child gets while growing up