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15 terms

vocab power plus lesson 4

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waif
a homeless person, especially an orphaned child.
trepidation
a state of fearful uncertainty;dread.
taint
to corrupt or ruin by contaminating.
solicitude
anxiety and concern. concern for the well being of others.
repudiate
to reject as untrue.
perceptive
extremely attentive to sensory input; keen.
maim
to disable or disfigure
legacy
something handed down from ancestors or history.
illuminate
to brighten with light. to make clear; to rid of confusion.
haphazard
dependent upon chance; lacking any definite plan
fanatic
one who has excess devotion to and enthusiasm for a cause or idea
ebb
to flow or fall back, as the tide. a period of decline
cryptic
having a hidden or secret meaning
bedraggled
wet and filthy, as though having been dragged through mud.
acclaim
to approve or praise loudly. enthusiastic apporval.