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15 terms

Worldy Wise Chapter 1

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bewail
To express deep regret or sorrow over
destitute
Without resources or possessions, especially the necessities of life
detract
To take away, especially from the value, beauty, or importance of
emancipate
To set free from slavery; to liberate
extol
To praise highly
flamboyant
Excessively showy; unrestrained
impetus
A driving force; anything that causes an action
Increased activity resulting from a driving force
insuperable
Incapable of being overcome of defeated
intermittent
Not continuous; happening at intervals
maxim
A general truth or rule of conduct; a short saying
obligatory
Required or demanded
plumb
To measure the depth of water
To reach the deepest part of
To understand by examining closely; to solve
vagabond
A person who wanders from place to place
visage
A person who wanders from place to place
wheedle
To coax by using sly persuasion or insincere praise
To gain by using sly persuasion or insincere praise