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wordly wise 3000 book 4 lesson 9

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advantage
n. something that is helpful or useful or v. to make use of; to benefit oneself by treating others unfairly
astonish
v. to surprise or amaze
astonishment
n. great surprise or amazement
confirm
v. to show or prove to be true or to approve or give one's agreement to.
distant
adj. very far away in time or very far away; not near or close by.
distance
n. the length of the space between two places
founder
n. a person who sets up something that lasts or v. to sink below the surface of the water.
hamlet
n. a small village
host
n. a large number or v. one who greets and entertains guests and takes care of their needs at a party or restaurant.
misgiving
n. a feeling of doubt, uncertainty, or concern about what may happen in the future
parch
v. to make or become very dry
parched
adj. lacking water; thirsty
prospect
n. something that is waited for, expected, or hoped for. v. to look in the ground for valuable metals like gold or silver
prospector
n. a person who explores an area to look for valuable metals
scarce
adj. in short supply; not plentiful
scarcity
n. a shortage
shrewd
adj. clever; good at understanding what is needed and acting on it
sole
adj. being the only one of its kind; belonging to only one person or group. n. the bottom surface of the foot or of a shoe or boot. A flat fish that is caught and eaten for food.
torment
n. great pain or suffering. v. to cause pain or suffering
typical
adj. being like others of its kind.