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39 terms

Word Smart 8

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err
to wander
par
equal
prehend/prise
to take, to get, to seize
plex/plic/ply
to fold, to twist, to tangle, to bend
her/hes
to stick
manifest
visible; evident
conventional
common; customary; unexceptional
partisan
one who supports a particular person, cause, or idea
contentious
argumentative; quarrelsome
lament
to mourn
allusion
an indirect reference to something else, especially something in a literature; a hint
arbiter
one who decides; a judge
inherent
part of the essential nature of something; intrinsic
paradox
a true statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems to contradict itself; an untrue statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems logical
cynic
one who deeply distrusts human nature; one who believes people are motivated only by selfishness
exposition
expounding or explaining; explanatory treatise
consensus
unanimity or near unanimity
comprehensive
covering or including everything
sagacious
wise; possessing wisdom derived from experience or learning
precipitate
to cause to happen abruptly
pervade
to spread throughout
discourse
to converse; to formally discuss a subject
conjure
to summon or bring into being as if by magic
sanction
authorize or approve; ratify or confirm
genial
cheerful and pleasant; friendly; helpful
indulgent
lenient; yielding to desire
inert
inactive; sluggish; not reacting chemically
levee
an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river
erratic
unpredictable or wandering
luminous
giving off light; glowing; bright
abstinent
abstaining; voluntarily not doing something
placid
pleasantly calm; peaceful
exuberant
extremely joyful or vigorous; profuse in growth
impede
to hinder; to obstruct; to slow something down
permeate
to spread or seep through; to penetrate
audacity
boldness; reckless daring; impertinence
indignant
angry, especially as a result of something unjust or unworthy
implicit
implied rather than expressly stated
renaissance/renascence
a rebirth or revival