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Wordly Wise 11 and 12

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Affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship (also atoms)
Bacchanalian
wild and drunken
Blasphemous
cursing, profane, irreverent
Decennial
occurring every 10 years
Expatiate
to elaborate or expand on
Homogeneous
all of the same or similar kind or nature
Intercede
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
Linguist
a specialist in linguistics
Malapropism
the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
Maudlin
effusively or insincerely emotional
Nugatory
of no real value
Pantheon
a group of people held in high esteem for their great achievements
Plethora
extreme excess
Smelt
refine an ore
Surrogate
A person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others, a substitute
Upbraid
express criticism towards
Vocal
relating to the voice
Asperity
Roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
Bandanna
large and brightly colored handkerchief
Conclave
a confidential or secret meeting
Depose
dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
Fuselage
body of an airplane
Influx
the process of flowing in
Laconic
consice
Machiavellian
of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended, the ends justify the means
Marsupial
mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
Melee
a noisy riotous fight
Nullify
(v.) to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out
Papal
of or pertaining to the pope
Psychosis
any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
Sterling
genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
Synopsis
a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
Utilize
to make use of; put to use, especially to good use
Zenith
the highest point; the peak