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Wordly Wise 3000 book 8 lesson 7

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claustrophobia
An abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces.
colleague
An associate or coworker or similar status
condescend
to lower oneself to position one considers inferior; to behave in an offensively superior manner.
contingent
conditional; depending on something else. Likely but not certain to happen; possible; a group that is part of a larger one
daunt
to discourage or intimidate.
deluge
a downpour of rain; a flood. A flood of anything. To flood or overwhelm.
dispel
to clear away; to remove or get rid of, as if by scattering.
dub
to give a title, nickname, or description to.
fanfare
a sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments. Any showy display
fledgling
a young burgess learning to fly. A young and inexperienced person. new and untested
inane
empty; shallow or silly.
mettle
courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; Spirit.
negligible
small and unimportant, not worth noticing
protract
to draw out or lengthen (in time).
replica
a copy or reproduction, especially one on a smaller scale than the original.