15 terms

Wordly Wise 3000 Book 8 Lesson 15

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ascertain
To find out for certain.
chastise
1.To punish by beating.
2. To rebuke or criticize severely.
cull
To select and remove weak or inferior members from.
defer
1. To put off or postpone.
2. to yield to out of respect for the knowledge or authority of another.
Deference-submitting to the wishes of another because of respect.
desist
To refrain from continuing something.
discredit
1. To hurt the reputation of.
2. To destroy confidence or trust in.
encroach
To advance little by little beyond the usual limits or boundaries.
foreboding
A strong feeling that something bad is about to happen.
humane
Compassionate, kind to other human beings or animals.
irrational
Lacking sound judgment; not governed by reason.
lurid
1. Causing horror; extremely gruesome.
2. Glowing with the redness of flames seen through a haze.
perpetuate
To cause to continue indefinitely.
restive
Showing impatience because of restrictions or delay.
stamina
Physical strength or courage to resist hardship, illness, or fatigue.
surveillance
Close observation of a person or area.