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Wordly Wise 13 and 14

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abashed
embarrassed
arbiter
referee, judge
benison
blessing
bluff
fool, steep cliff
canker
spreading sore
complaisant
obliging
crass
gross, stupid
defame
disgrace, malign, accuse
ennui
boredom
funereal
oppressive, bleak, dismal
inferno
hell
mercenary
one that serves for wages
parsimonious
frugal, stingy
propaganda
deliberately spreading ideas that will help one's own cause or injure an enemy's
retrogress
revert, go backwards
surfeited
excess, overabundance
tureen
dish
ablutions
washings
bauble
trinket
bestial
brutal
bombastic
pompous
chary
cautious
congenital
present form birth
cuisine
cooking
demote
reduce in rank
flux
fluid, flow, change
garb
clothes
impeccable
faultless
invective
abusive language
ogle
glance flirtatiously at
penury
extreme poverty
raillery
lighthearted teasing
scintillate
sparkle
survey
look closely at, examine
verbatim
characterized by insult or abuse
canker
evil influence
ideology
body of concepts, views, oulooks