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28 terms

Unit 5 Week 1 WordSmart

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casualty
n. one who is injured or killed in an accident
optimism
n. a belief that good always triumphs over bad in the world
unconscious
adj. without awareness of what is going on around you
levee
n. an embankment designed to keep a river from flooding
ecstasy
n. an overpowering emotional state of pleasure
cumbersome
adj. characterized by being a burden; troublesome
disdain
n. a feeling of contempt for anything thought of as unworthy
paraplegic
n. a person whose lower limbs have been paralyzed due to spinal disease or injury
spat
n. a small and petty quarrel
corpse
n. a dead body
patronize
v. to act like you are far above someone; to belittle
resolute
adj. resolved or determined
rectify
v. to set right
vulnerable
adj. susceptible to injury
torment
v. to afflict with mental or physical pain
preoccupied
adj. previously occupied by thought
snide
adj. malicious or derogatory
lament
v. to feel or express sorrow
nomad
n. a wanderer; someone with no permanent home
omen
n. anything that is seen to be a sign of good or bad luck in events to come
scoff
v. to mock
supernatural
adj. being beyond what is able to be explained naturally
atrocious
adj. extremely bad or shockingly dreadful
hallowed
adj. regarded as holy
grave
adj. serious or solemn
precarious
adj. dependent on circumstances that are beyond one's control
makeshift
adj. suitable as a temporary substitute for something more permanent
pauper
n. a poor person