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Wordly Wise 12 Lesson 6

Wordly Wise 12 Lesson 6
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actuate
V. To cause to put into mechanical motion
V. To cause to take action
brackish
Adj. Made up of a mixture of fresh water and seawater
Adj. Having an unpleasant taste
cognitive
Adj. Relating to mental processes such as awareness, remembering and reasoning.
dissertation
N. A lengthy, usually written discussion of a topic, often for a college or university degree
dolorous
Adj. Causing or marked by pain, misery, or sorrow
endemic
Adj Widespread or peculiar to a certain place or among a certain people
fecund
Adj. Producing or capable of producing many offspring
Adj. Intellectually or artistically productive; creative
genealogy
N. The history of a family and how its members are related to one another; also the study of such family histories
inebriated
Adj. Deprived of good sense and judgement, especially as the result of imbibing alcohol
insidious
Adj Seemingly harmless when actually being dangerous; treacherous r deceptive
Adj. Spreading harmfully in a subtle or gradual way
interloper
N. One who intrudes on or interferes in the affairs of others
precursor
N. A person or thing that comes before and indicates the approach of another; a forerunner
presentiment
N. A feeling that something is about to occur
ramification
N. An outgrowth of a simple idea or plan; a resulting development or consequence
torpor
N. A state of mental or physical sluggishness or inactivity