60 terms

Wordly Wise Book 7 Lesson 9-12

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dumbfounded
To make speechless with amazement
ensue
to follow; to come as a result of or at a later time
era
a particular period in history
flourish
-to thrive or prosper
-to wave in the air
-a sweeping motion
-showy burst of music
-a fancy line or curve added to something written
garrison
-soldiers stationed in a place to protect it
-a military place of protection
-to provide soldiers with a place to live
grievous
causing grief or pain; hard to bear
hoard
-to save and put away, especially secretly
-anything put away in such a manner
inundate
-to cover, as with water from a flood
-to load with an excessive amount or number of something
invincible
impossible to defeat
nomad
a member of a group that settles briefly in one place and then moves on to another
placate
to stop from being angry; to calm
principal
-most important
-a person or thing that is of the greatest importance
-the head of a school
-the sum of money owed, not including the interest
recede
-to move back or to drop to a lower level
-to become fainter
ruthless
showing no mercy; pitiless
sacrifice
-something given up for the sake of another
-an offering to a god
-to give up something for another
-to offer something of value to a god
aquatic
-growing or living in or on water
-Done in or upon water
assert
to say firmly; to declare
avert
-to turn away
-to deep from happening
bleak
-without much hope
-cold and dreary; exposed to cold winds and bad weather
blithe
-cheerful; care free
-not showing proper care; heedless
docile
well behaved; easy to handle
dwindle
to keep on becoming less; to grow smaller in number or amount
lethal
causing, or capable of causing, death
moniter
-to watch closely and frequently; to observe and make note
-a video screen used to display information
mutilate
to hurt or damage by cutting into, cutting off, or cutting out
nimble
-able to move quickly and easily
-showing quickness of thinking; clever
plight
a difficult or dangerous condition or situation
ponderous
heavy and slow moving
verge
-an edge, border, or brink
-to come close to the edge or border of
vigilant
watchful; ready for danger
ballast
Heavy material used to make a ship steady or control the rising and falling of a vessel like a ballon
buoyant
-able to float
-cheerful and carefree
clamber
to climb awkwardly
detach
-to separate from
-not connected
-lacking concern; not taking sides
eerie
causing uneasiness; strange or mysterious
fathom
-a length of six feet, used in measuring the depth of water
- to figure out; to understand
pique
-to arouse or excite
-a feeling of resentment caused by being ignored, insulted, etc.
probe
-to poke or prod
-to examine closely
-a long, slender instrument used to examine a wound or part of the body
-a thorough investivigation
realize
-to be aware of
-to bring into being; to make happen
rupture
-to split or break
-a breaking or tearing apart by force
-the breaking of a friendly relationship
sphere
-an object with all points on its surface equally distant from its center; a ball or globe
-an area of power, influence, or activity
submerge
-to go underwater
-to put underwater or cover with water
tedious
seeming to go on for a long time; boring
ultimate
-final
-the greatest possible; maximum
-something that is the greatest; the maximum
unscathed
completely unharmed
abduct
to carry away by force; to kidnap
abyss
-a deep opening in the earth
-anything too deep to measure
abode
the place where one lives; home
arbitrate
-to settle a disagreement between two parties by having a third party make a decision after hearing both sides.
-a quality or feature associated with a person or thing
capricious
likely to change quickly for no obvious reason
attribute
-to think of as coming from or belonging to a particular person or thing
-a quality or feature associated with a person or thing
compromise
-to settle a disagreement by having each side give up something
-to expose to the possibility of criticism or shame
-a settlement reached by each side giving up something
devout
-very religious
-sincere
distraught
deeply disturbed; very troubled
enlighten
-to inform or instruct; to give knowledge or truth to
-free form ignorance or prejedice
incline
-to slope or lean
-to be likely to; to have a fondness for
- to bend or bow
-a sloping surface
intervene
to enter in order to help or settle something
necessity
-anything that cannot be done without or that is greatly needed
-the condition of being needed
orbit
-the path taken by an object around a heavenly body such as a star, planet, or moon.
-to put into or bee in orbit
sacred
-holy; having to do with religion
-worthy of being given the greatest honor