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48 terms

Wordly Wise book 8 lessons 10,17, and 18

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abject
most miserable: wretched
advocate
to plead in favor of; to defend; one who argues for or defends a person, group, or idea
atrocity
an act of great cruelty and wickedness
atrocious
very brutal, wicked, cruel. appallingly bad; outrageous
commemorate
to serve as a memorial to; to remember in a solekn manner
dialect
a form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own gramer pronunciation, and vocabulary
dire
having terrible consequnces; urgent or desperate
elite
a group that enjoys superior status to other; considered superior 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 becuase of neglect or bad conditions
mute
to soften or tone down the sound of; not speaking or not able to speack; silent
raze
to level to the ground; to destroy completely
reprisal
a retaliation for an injury-revenge
turmoil
a state of confusion or agitation; tumult
wreak
to bring about or inflict; to express or vent
accord
a feeling of agreement or harmony; a formal agreement
affirm
to declare positively
bequeath
to pass onto others; to leave to another in one's will
bequest
something bequethed; a legacy
citadel
a fortress on a hill; a stronghold
confer
to grant or bestow; to consult
coup
a succesful action that brings about a striking change; the overthrow of a government, especially by a group that has military or political power.
dignitary
a person who holds a high rank or position of honor
embroil
to involve in an argument or conflict
epoch
an extended period of time marked by a series of related events
impeccable
free from fault or flaw; perfect
institute
to establish, organize, or put into effect; to begin; an organization set up to promote education or a paticular cause.
patriarch
the male founder or ruler of a family or tribe
rapport
a feeling of harmonious connection between people or groups of people
renounce
to give up the right to, abandon, reject
renunciation
the act of giving up the right to, abandon, reject
rhetoric
the art of using language skillfully; exaggerated or insincere language that is without real meaning or worth
aperture
an opening or hole
cache
a hiding or storage place, especially for food or valuables; anything hidden or stored in such a place
combustible
capable of catching fire or burning
delegate
a person appointed to act on behalf of others; a representative; to assign of entrust to another
inclement
stormy; harsh, not merciful
indelible
not able to be erased; permanent
malady
a sickness or unhealthy condition
memoir
an account based on the author's person experiences
paramount
most important; chief
rectify
to correct of adjust
requisite
required; necessary; something that is required or necessary
squeamish
easily made to feel upset or sick to the stomach
tract
an area of land or water; a system of organs in the body that performs some function together
tribulation
great trouble or suffering
vignette
a short sketch that provides a clear picture