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25 terms

Word Masters Grade 7 Gold Division November-December 2008 Meet 1

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Foreboding
premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
Provoke
to excite, to anger, to stir up, bring about, bring forward.
Swank
1. ostentatious or pretentious in dress or manner. 2. smartness in style or bearing; elegance, swagger. 3. imposingly fashionable or elegant; grand.
Valor
boldness or determination in facing great danger
Laud
to praise, applaud, honor
Hysterical
marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion
Prerogative
a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
Conjure
evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
Prodigious
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; bulky; huge in size
Extrovert
an open, outgoing person, a person whose attention is focused on others rather than on himself or herself
Pique
irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment
Auspicious
tending to favor or bring good luck
Temerity
unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger; rashness
Reprimand
rebuke formally
Palatable
acceptable to the taste or mind
Chivalry
the medieval principles of knighthood
Augur
indicate by signs; (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
Salubrious
favorable to health of mind or body
Egotist
a conceited and self-centered person
Parse
analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)
Gregarious
tending to form a group with others of the same kind
Amenity
(n.) an item that increases comfort; an agreeable and civil manner
Dredge
a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
Copious
large in number or quantity; yielding a lot(like in crops)
Sovereign
Supreme in power, rank, or authority