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Wordly Wise Book 10 Lesson 1

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asperity
n. Sharpness or harshness of manner
Roughness of surface; unevenness
bane
n. A person or thing that destroys or causes harm
adj. Causing destruction or ruin
buffoon
n. A person who often makes attempts to be funny; a clown; a fool
doleful
adj. Mournful or full of sorrow; causing grief
extrovert
n. A person whose attention is focused on others and on what is going on around her or him, rather than on her or his own feelings
garish
adj. Excessively bright and flashy; tastelessly glaring
hierarchy
n. A group or system in which positions of power are ranked, usually from lowest to highest
imbue
v. To fill completely with a feeling or idea; to inspire
instigate
v. To stir up or urge on; to provoke
penchant
n. A strong attraction or leaning
rambunctious
adj. Behaving in a wild and unruly manner
repertoire
n. The list of pieces an actor, musician, ect., is ready to perform; the skills or accomplishments of a person or group
rudiment
n. A basic principle or skill
An undeveloped or beginning stage
undermine
v. To weaken or ruin by degrees
To attack by indirect, secret, or underhanded means
unremitting
adj. Not stopping or slowing down; constant