21 terms

Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 1

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bewail
v. To express deep regret or sorrow over.
destitute
adj.Without resources or possessions, especially the necessities of life.
adj. Lacking; devoid of.
destitution
n. poverty
detract
v.To take away, especially from the value, beauty, or importance of.
detractor
n. someone who puts something down
emancipate
v.To set free from slavery; to liberate.
emancipation
n. the act of freeing from slavery or liberation
extol
v. To praise highly.
flamboyant
adj. Excessively showy; unrestrained
flamboyancy or flamboyance
n. the act of being excessively showy; unrestrained
impetus
n.A driving force; anything that causes an action.
2.Increased activity resulting from a driving force.
insuperable
adj.Incapable of being overcome or defeated.
intermittent
adj.Not continuous; happening at intervals.
maxim
n.A general truth or rule of conduct; a short saying.
obligatory
adj. Required or demanded.
plumb
v.To measure the depth of water.
2. To reach the deepest part of
3.To understand by examining closely; to solve.
plumb
adj. Straight up and down; vertical.
vagabond
n.A person who wanders from place to place.
vagabond
adj. wild
visage
n. A face, especially one that expresses feelings.
wheedle
v.To coax by using sly persuasion or insincere praise.
2.To gain by using sly persuasion or insincere praise.