15 terms

Wordly Wise Ch. 10

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attest
to give evidence that something is true or genuine
axiom
a statement or principle that requires no proof because its truth is obvious
churlish
lacking good manners; rude, impolite
concoct
to make up, prepare, or invent
derivative
something that comes from another source
differentiate
to see the difference; to distinguish.
disparage
to speak of negatively; to belittle
dissipate
to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel, to break up
esoteric
not generally known or understood, intended for or understood by only a small group
olfactory
relating to sense of smell
plethora
an excessive amount
refurbish
to make like new, renovate
secrete
to produce and give off
vagary
a departure from the normal, expected course; a whim or unpredictable action
volatile
evaporating quickly, changing readily, explosive