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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 1 & 2

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abrasion
n. 1. A wearing away or rubbing away by friction.
2. A scraped or worn area.
abrasive
adj. 1. Causing wear by rubbing.
2. Harsh or rough in manner; irritating
clad
adj. Clothed or covered
corroborate
v. To provide evidence to make more certain; to confirm.
cursory
adj. Done in a hurry and with little attention to detail.
dehydrate
v. 1.To remove the water from.
2. To become dry;To lose water from.
dehydration
n. The state of being dehydrated.
derive
v.To take or receive from a source.
2. To obtain through reasoning.
electrify
v. 1. To wire or equip with electric power.
2. To thrill or shock.
endeavor
v. To attempt earnestly.
n. A serious, earnest effort toward a goal.
gingerly
adj. Cautious; very careful.
grimace
v. To make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt.
n. A facial expression that seems to express pain, contempt, or disgust.
gruesome
adj. Causing shock or horror.
inventory
n. 1. A list of possessions or goods on hand.
2. The stock of goods on hand.
v. To make a complete list of.
simulate
v. 1.To take on the qualities of another; to imitate.
2. To pretend.
simulated
adj. Made to look genuine while being artificial.
simulation
n. An imitation of a possible situation.
succumb
v. To cease to exist; to die.
surmise
v. To suppose (think) something without sufficient evidence.
n. A guess.
avid
adj.1.Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed. 2. Eager; enthusiastic.
brusque
adj. Abrupt in manner or speech; gruff.
brusqueness
n. The quality or state of being brusque.
concise
adj. Short and to the point.
demean
v. To cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or character.
demeaning
adj. Degrading.
despicable
adj. Deserving contempt or scorn.
emulate
v. To try to equal; to imitate.
evoke
v. 1. To call forth; to produce.
2. To bring to mind, often by suggestion.
evocative
adj. Creating something again, especially through the imagination.
excruciating
adj. Very painful.
inaugurate
v. 1. To install in office with a formal ceremony.
2. To begin officially or mark the opening of.
inauguration
n. The act of installing in office.
pervade
v. To spread throughout.
pervasive
adj. Spreading throughout.
proprietor
n. An owner of a store or other business.
pseudonym
n. A fictitious name used by an author; a pen name.
rebuff
v. 1. To reject bluntly. 2. To drive back.
(n.) 1. A blunt rejection. 2. An abrupt setback in progress.
resilient
adj. 1. Capable of recovering quickly from misfortune.
2. Returning quickly to an original shape or condition (the ability to recover or spring back)
resilience
n. 1. The ability to recover.
2. The ability to spring back.
turbulent
adj. 1. Chaotic; unruly
2. Stormy; tempestuous (great disturbance or agitation)
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