Wit and Wisdom Module 1

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Thrivingflourishingabundant(adjective) more than enough; plentiful abundance - (noun) a great amountnatural resourcesMaterials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gainreinforceto make stronger with new materials or supportundermineto weaken or ruin by degreesInstitutionsComplex social organizations such as governments, economies, and education systemstreatyA formal agreement between two or more sovereign statessupercededto take the place of; to replaceinvasionan attack by an armed force to conquer another countrydisputesa disagreement, argument, or debatehomophonea word that is pronounced the same as another word but is different in meaning or spellinghomographwords that are spelled the same but have different meaningssynomymwords that are similar or have a related meaning to another wordantonyma word that means the opposite of another wordIdiomA common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.PunA play on wordsadaptto adjust or change to suit conditionsvoiceA writers distinctive use of languagewordplaythe witty exploitation of the meanings and ambiguities of words, especially in punscharacter traitsThe qualities that make up a character's personality

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