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15 terms

Worldly Wise Lesson 5

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callow
young and inexperienced, young and inexperienced; immature
contemporary
A person living during the same period as another. Existing at the same time
cynical
doubtful of the sincerity of others' motives; skeptical
despot
a ruler with absolute power or tyrannical control over a group of people
enunciate
to pronounce clearly; to state; to announce
impediment
Anything that gets in the way; an obstacle
impoverish
to make poor; to take away
indolent
Indulging in ease; avoiding exertion; lazy
sagacious
showing sound judgment; wise
secular
worldly; not connected with a church or religion
speculate
to think about or make guesses; to engage in a risky business venture
strife
Conflict or struggle
venerate
To show great respect for
voracious
ravenous; desiring and eating a large amount of food; greatly eager
wane
To get smaller, dimmer, or weaker; to near an end