15 terms

Wordly Wise Level 7 Lesson 11

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ballast
heavy material used to make a ship steady or control the rising and falling of a vessel like a balloon
buoyant
able to float
cheerful and carefree
clamber
to climb awkwardly
detach
to separate from;
lacking concern;
not taking sides
eerie
causing uneasiness; strange or mysterious
fathom
a length of 6 feet, used in a measuring the depth of water
to figure out; to understand
pique
to arouse or excite;
a feeling of resentment caused by being ignored, insulted, etc
probe
to poke or prod;
to examine closely;
a long slender instrument used to examine a wound or part of the body;
a thorough investigation
realize
to be aware of; to bring into being; to make happen
rupture
to split or break; the breaking of a friendly relationship
sphere
an object with all points on its surface equally distant from its center; a ball or globe; an area of power, influence or activity
submerge
to go underwater
tedious
seeming to go on for a long time; boring
ultimate
final; the greatest possible; maximum
unscathed
completely unharmed
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