19 terms

wordly wise book 8 lesson 4

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abhor
v.
to shrink from in disgust; to detest
abhorrent
adj.
disgusting, causing loathing
affable
adj.
pleasant; approachable; gracious
affability
n.
friendliness of manner
amiss
adv.
in a wrong or imperfect way
adj.
out of order. wrong
despondent
adj.
depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged
entreat
v.
to ask earnestly, to beg
entreaty
n.
a plea or earnest request
haunt
v.
- to stay in one's mind continually; to visit frequently
- to appear in the form of a ghost
impel
v.
- to drive or to propel
- to urge or drive by force or moral pressure
interminable
adj.
endless; seeming to be without end
irascible
adj.
quick-tempered; irritable
profound
adj.
- intense; deeply felt
- having understanding or knowledge that goes beneath the surface; beyond the obvioius
recluse
n.
a person who lives apart from society and often alone
reclusive
adj.
withdrawn from society
reverberate
v.
to be repeated as in a series of echoes or vibrations
sage
adj.
having wisdom and good judgment
n.
- a person known for wisdom and good judgment
- an aromatic grayish-green plant used in cooking
tirade
n.
a long, angry speech
tremulous
adj.
marked by trembling or shaking; timid or fearful