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Wordly Wise book 7, chapters 9-12

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Dumbfound
to make speechless with amazement
Ensue
to follow; to come as a result of or at a later time
Era
a particular period in history
Flourish
v- 1. to thrive or prosper
2. to wave in the air
n- 1. sweeping motion
2. showy burst of music
3. a fancy line or curve added to something written
(ex. a letter of the alphabet)
Garrison
n- soldiers stationed in a place to protect it
Hoard
v- to save and put away, especially secretly
n- anything put away in such a matter
Inundate
v- 1. to cover, as with water from a flood
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
n- 1. a person or thing that is of the greatest
importance
2. the head of a school
3. the sum of money owed, not including the
interest
Recede
v- 1. to move back or to drop to a lower level
2. to become fainter
Ruthless
adj- showing no mercy; pitiless
Sacrifice
n- 1. something given up for the sake of another
2. an offering to a god
v- 1. to give up something for another
2. to offer something of value to a god
Aquatic
adj- 1. growing or living in or on water
2. done in or upon water
Assert
v- to stay firmly; to declare
ASSERTION: n- a firm statement or declaration
ASSERTIVE: adj- self-assured; bold and confident
Avert
v- 1. to turn away
2. to keep from happening
Bleak
adj- 1. without much hope
2. cold and dreary; exposed to cold winds and
bad weather
Blithe
adj- 1. cheerful; carefree
2. not showing proper care; heedless
BLITHELY: adv- in a carefree manner
Docile
adj- well behaved; easy to handle
Dwindle
v- to keep on becoming less; to become smaller in
number or amount
Lethal
adj- causing, or capable of causing, death
Monitor
v- to watch closely and frequently; to observe and
make note
n- a video screen used to display information
Mutilate
v- to hurt or damage by cutting into, cutting off, or
cutting out
Nimble
adj- 1. able to move quickly and easily
2. showing quickness of thinking; clever
Plight
n- a difficult or dangerous condition or situation
Ponderous
adj- heavy and slow moving
Verge
n- an edge,order, or brink
v- to come close to the edge or border of
Vigilant
adj- watchful; ready for danger
Ballast
n- a heavy material used to make a ship steady or
control the rising and falling of a vessel like a
balloon
Buoyant
adj- 1. able to float
2. cheerful and carefree
Clamber
v- to climb awkwardly
Detach
v- to seperate from
DETACHED: adj- 1. not connected
2. lacking concern
Eerie
adj- causing uneasiness; strange or mysterious
Fathom
n- a length of six feet, used in measuring the depth
of water
v- to figure out
Pique
v- to arouse or excite
n- a feeling of resentment caused by feeling ignored,
insulted, etc.
Probe
v- 1. to poke or prod
2. to examine closely
n- 1. a long, slender instrument used to examine a
wound or part of the body
2. a thorough investigation
Realize
v- 1. to be aware of
2. to bring into being; to make happen
Rupture
v- to split or break
n- 1. a breaking or tearing apart by force
2. the breaking of a friendly relationship
Sphere
n- a ball or globe
Submerge
v- to go underwater
tedious
adj. boring
Ultimate
adj- 1. final
2. the greatest possible
Unscathed
adj- completely unharmed
Abduct
v- to carry away by force; to kidnap
ABDUCTION: n- the act or instance of abducting
Abode
n- the place where one lives; home
Abyss
n- 1. a deep opening in the earth
2. anything too deep to measure
Arbitrate
v- to settle a disagreement between two parties by
having a third party make a decision after hearing
both sides
ARBITRATION: n- the act of arbitrating
Attribute
v- to think of as coming from or belonging to a particular person or thing
n- a quality or feature associated with a person or
thing
Capricious
adj- likely to change quickly for no obvious reason
Compromise
v- 1. to settle a disagreement by having each side
give up something
2. to expose to the possibility of criticism or
shame
n- a settlement reached by each side giving up
something
Devout
adj- 1. very religious
2. sincere
Distraught
adj- deeply disturbed; very troubled
Enlighten
v- to inform or instruct; to give knowledge or truth to
ENLIGHTENED: adj- free from ignorance or prejudice
Incline
v- 1. to slope or lean
2. to be likely to; to have a fondness for
3. to bend or bow (the head)
n- a sloping surface
Intervene
v- to enter in order to help or settle something
INTERVENTION: n- the act or instance of intervening
Necessity
n- 1. anything that cannot be done without or that is
greatly needed
2. the condition of being needed
Orbit
n- the path taken by an object around a heavenly
body such as a star, sun, or moon
v- to put into or be in orbit
Sacred
adj- 1. holy; having to do with religion
2. worthy of being given the greatest honor or
respect