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15 terms

Worldy Wise Chapter 2

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alacrity
Promptness in responding
Eagerness
array
A large group of people or things
An orderly arrangement or display
To place in order
To dress up
deduce
To draw a conclusion from given facts
encumber
To weigh down or burden
To impede the action of
fraught
Full of or accompanied by (usually followed by with)
haphazard
Marked by lack of plan, order, or direction
incontrovertible
Impossible to dispute; unquestionable
inexplicable
Hard to explain or impossible to understand
ingenious
Marked by imagination, resourcefulness, or cleverness
laggard
One who falls behind others because of moving slowly or loitering; a straggler
sustenance
Something that provides nourishment; food needed to live
torrid
Intensely hot and dry
Burning with passion
traverse
To pass over, across, or through
ubiquitous
Appearing to be present in large numbers or in many different places
zenith
The highest point; the peak
The point in the sky directly above the observer