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WordMasters words 2013

A study set for the wordmasters test.
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Abolish
Cancel, put an end to
Adroit
Very smart, and clever
Bizarre
Crazy, strange, unique
Blasphemy
Great disrespect shown to God or something Holy
Buffet
A meal laid out for guests to help themselves; a piece of furniture with drawers and shelf for the display plates dishes and bowls; (B)to pound repeatedly
Cantankerous
A ___________ person is often angry and anoyed
Caress
To touch (someone or something) lovingly
Clemency
Showing leniency to someone who has been punished; Pleasant mildness of weather
Curmudgeon
A person (especially an old man) who is easily annoyed or angered and who often complain (Mr.Todd)
Determenation
A quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult; the act of finding out or calculating something; the act of officially deciding something.
Finesse
Skill and cleverness that is shown in the way someone deals with a situation, problem, etc.
Firebrand
A person who tries to get people to become angry and to do things for a political or social cause
Fuse
To meld together
Gull
To fool or trick (someone)
Haggle
To talk or argue with someone especially in order to agree on a price
Incredulous
Not able or willing to believe something : feeling or showing a lack of belief
Lampoon
A piece of writing, a cartoon, etc., that mocks or makes fun of a well-known person or thing.
Lowering
Dark and threatening : gloomy <rain pouring down from a ______ sky>
Repellent
Keeping something out or away
: causing someone to feel disgust
Reprehensible
Very bad : deserving very strong criticism
Repremand
Asevere or formal reproof
Resolute
Very determined : having or showing a lot of determination
Sunder
To split apart (an organization, two people, etc.) especially in a violent way
Typhoon
An extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm that occurs especially in the region of the Philippines or the China Sea
Fluctuate
To vary irregularly; to go up and down or back and forth