Wordly Wise Lesson 7 & 8
Terms in this set (33)
(adj) Expressing love or the state of being in love.
The amorous couple could not stop kissing in public.
(v) To present or speak of as unimportant or of little value.
Since the Internet creates a feeling of anonymity, many people belittle others online because they do not fear any consequences.
(v) To blame or find fault with.
n. A severe criticism or harsh judgment.
If Bart receives another censure from his boss, he will more than likely lose his job.
(v) To consider; to believe.
He deemed it wise to accept the offer.
(v) To make known something secret; to reveal.
Doctors must be careful to not divulge confidential information about their patients.
(adj) Exceeding normal bounds; greater or more than seems reasonable.
The luxury hotel charges an exorbitant rate of $475 for a single cheeseburger.
(v) To argue earnestly in an attempt to dissuade or show strong disapproval.
Although I try not to expostulate about my daughter's clothing choices, I still keep my eye on what goes into her closet.
(adj) Having great or significant consequences.
She had had many dark hours since that fateful month of April.
(n) An ungrateful person.
When you do not appreciate your gifts, you are being an ingrate.
(n) 1. An order or command.
2. A court order prohibiting someone from doing something.
Because he had witnessed the murder, the man received an injunction to testify in court.
(adj) Close to death; in a dying state.
My moribund computer is more than likely going to stop working at any second.
(n) 1. A theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated.
2. A figure or design repeated in the decoration of something.
When I decorate my house, I will beautify it with white, sandy, and blue colors to create a beach motif.
(v) To support by giving financial aid.
The university now subsidizes bus passes for students.
n. A grant of money, often provided by a government to a group or individual.
Farmers receive a subsidy from the government in order to keep the price of wheat down for the consumers.
(adj) Extravagantly splendid or costly; luxurious.
My eyes grew large when I saw the sumptuous wedding feast.
(adj) Characterized by a ready flow of words; talkative.
After my grandfather drinks a few beers, he becomes voluble and will not stop talking.
(adj) clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful
An adroit person can...
(n) to insult or to offend deliberately
n. a deliberate insult of offensive act
When ... said..., it was an affront to my dignity because...
(n) an activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby
I think the best avocation in the world is.... because...
(n) a prolonged, impassioned struggle for what is believed to be a cause
(v) to engage in such a struggle
I think the crusades were... because...
(adj) supplying a final answer; conclusive
(n) behavior; bearing
When my teacher walked into the room, I could tell from (his/her) demeanor that...
(adj) having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned
An erudite person would know about... but not...
(n) the quality of having or showing great knowledge
Having great erudition would be useful because...
(v) 1. to install in office, sometimes with a formal ceremony
2. to admit to a society or to military service
When a(n)... is inducted into the office of... (he/she) will...
(n) the action of installing in office or admitting to a society or to military service
(v) 1. to fall or slip from a certain level of conduct or accomplishment
2. to come to an end; to expire
(n) 1. a minor mistake; a slip
2. a pause or interval
A lapse in judgement could result in...
(adj) ready to fight, especially for a cause
(n) one who is ready to fight for a cause
Right now there are militants in... v-ing because they...
(n) a social outcase
(Name) became a pariah when (he/she)...
(n) 1. a person who shows remarkable talent at an early age
2. an amazing or extraordinary thing or event
If I could be a child prodigy, I would have to worry about/that...
(n) one whose training or career is helped alone by another
(adj) 1. rough and unpleasant to the ear
2. boisterous and disorderly
The most raucous (place/time) I know is...
(adj) expressed without words; implied
I have a tacit agreement with my ... that....