Wordly Wise Grade 8 Lesson 3

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Anonymous
of an unknown source or unrevealed name
Anthology
A collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems
Conjecture
A conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence
Disposition
A person's usual mood; temperament 2. A regular tendency or inclination
Encompass
1. To enclose or encircle
2. To include
Extricate
To free from a difficult or tangled situation
Generation
one step in the line of descent of a family; all the people born and living about the same time; the average span of time between the birth of parents and their children
Guile
Cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery
Imperative
adj. 1. Urgent; pressing.
2. Having the power or authority to command.
Instill
to introduce gradually in order to establish securely
Modify
to make less extreme or severe; to make changes in; in grammar, to limit or restrict in meaning
Pivot
A small bar or rod on which something else turns
Prevalent
Commonly occurring; widely accepted or practiced
Recur
to come up again or to happen again; to come to mind again
Spontaneous
voluntary and unplanned; occurring or produced without human labor