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Wordly Wise #9

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Dumbfound
(v.) To make speechless with amazement.
Dumbfounded
(adj.) Speechless with amazement.
Ensue
(v.) To follow; to come as a result of or at a later time.
Era
(n.) A particular period in history.
Flourish
(v.) 1. To thrive or prosper.
Flourish
(v.) 2. To wave in the air.
Flourish
(n.) 1. A sweeping motion.
Flourish
(n.) 2. A showy burst of music.
Flourish
(n.) 3. A fancy line or curve added to something written.
Garrison
(n.) 1. Soldiers stationed in a place to protect it.
Garrison
(n.) 2. A military place of protection, together with its soldiers and weapons.
Garrison
(v.) To provide soldiers with a place to live.
Grievous
(adj.) Causing grief or pain; hard to bear.
Hoard
(v.) To save and put away, especially secretly.
Hoard
(n.) Anything put away in such a manner.
Inundate
(v.) 1. To cover, as with water from a flood.
Inundate
(v.) 2. To load with an excessive amount or number of something.
Invincible
(adj.) Impossible to defeat.
Nomad
(n.) A member of a group that settles briefly in one place and then moves on to another.
Nomadic
(adj.) Having the characteristics of a nomad.
Placate
(v.) To stop from being angry; to calm.
Principal
(adj.) Most important.
Principal
(n.) 1. A person or thing that is of the greatest importance.
Principal
(n.) 2. The head of a school.
Principal
(n.) 3. The sum of money owed, not including the interest.
Recede
(v.) 1. To move back or to drop to a lower level.
Recede
(v.) 2. To become fainter.
Ruthless
(adj.) Showing no mercy; pitiless
Sacrifice
(n.) 1. Something given up for the sake of another.
Sacrifice
(n.) 2. An offering to a god.
Sacrifice
(v.) 1. To give up something for another.
Sacrifice
(v.) 2. To offer something of value to a god.