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45 terms

WW Book 9 Lessons 7 Through 9

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amorous
expressing love or the state of being in love
belittle
to present or speak of as unimportant or of little value
censure
to blame or find fault with
deem
to consider
divulge
to make know something secret
exorbitant
exceeding normal bounds
expostulate
to earnestly in an attempt to dissuade or show strong disapproval
fateful
having great or significant consequences
ingrate
an ungrateful person
injunction
an order or command
moribund
close to death
motif
a theme or idea in a work of art or literature that is developed or repeated
subsidize
to support by giving financial aid
sumptuous
extravagantly splendid or costly
voluble
characterized by a ready flow of words
adroit
clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful.
affront
to insult or to offend deliberately; a deliberate insult or offensive act.
avocation
an activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby.
crusade
a prolonged, impassioned struggle for what is believed to be a just cause; to engage in such a struggle.
definitive
supplying a final answer; conclusive.
demeanor
behavior; bearing.
erudite
having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned.
induct
to install in office, sometimes with a formal ceremony; to admit to a society or to military service.
lapse
to fall or slip from a certain level of conduct or accomplishment; to come to an end; to expire. a minor mistake; a slip. a pause or interval.
militant
ready to fight for a cause; one who is ready to fight for a cause.
pariah
a social outcast.
prodigy
a person who shows remarkable talent at an early age. an amazing or extraordinary thing or event.
protege
one whose training or career is helped along by another.
raucous
rough and unpleasant to the ear. boisterous and disorderly.
tacit
expressed without words; implied.
allure
the power to attract or charm.
antiquity
the ancient world, especially before the Middle Ages. The quality of great age.
appraise
to estimate the value of. To form a judgment of; to evaluate.
cleave
to cling to or be faithful to. To split with force or a sharp instrument.
depreciate
to make or become less in value. to represent as of little value; to belittle.
facet
any of the many small, flat surfaces on a precious stone made by cutting. One of many sides or aspects of something.
facsimile
an exact copy.
impervious
incapable of being penetrated. Not affected or disturbed by.
nondescript
hard to describe because of a lack of distinctive qualities or features.
quandary
a state of being in doubt about what to do.
repose
to lie at rest. to place (power, ect.) in some person or group. n. A state of rest or relaxation.
scintillate
to flash or sparkle. to be lively and witty.
scrutinize
to examine with great care
synthetic
not naturally produced; made by artificial processes.
transmute
to change the form or appearance of.