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30 terms

Wordly Wise 11 and 12

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Amenity
A feature that contributes to phiysical comfort
Averse
Having a feeling of opposition or distaste
Complacent
So self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned
Decompose
to decay or to break down into basic elements
Defray
to supply the money for; to pay
Emanate
To come out from a source
Envisage
To picture in one's mind, to imagine something in the future
Facetious
Playfully humourous
Fallacy
A false or mistaken idea
Furor
An uproar; a state of great anger or excitement
Idyll
An episode or experience that is calm and carefree
Paucity
Scarcity; smallness in number or amount
Porous
Full of tiny holes or spaces; easily penetrated by gas or liquid
Supersede
To replace; to cause to be set aside because of superiority
Tangible
real; able to be touched
Adversity
Misfortune; hardship
Cardinal
Most important; chief
Credible
Believable; reliable
Empathize
to show or feel understanding of another's feelings or problems
Faculty
any of the natural powers of the mind and body, such as sight or hearing
Horrowing
very distressing or acutely painful
Impair
to damage, weaken or lessen
Infer
to reach a conclusion through reasoning
intuition
knowing or sensing something without the use of a reason; an insight
manifest
plain to see; evident
nuance
a very slight change of meaning or feeling; a graduation
pernicious
very destructive or harmful
Solace
comfort or relief in sorrow or distress; consolation
treatise
a methodically and thoroughly written discussion of a topic
vogue
the popular fashion of the time, wide acceptance or favor