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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 Lesson 9

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dumbfound
to make speechless with amazement
ensue
to follow; to come as a result of
era
a particular period in history
flourish
to thrive or to prosper; to wave in the air; a sweeping motion; a showy burst of music; a fancy line or curve added to something written
garrison
soldiers stationed in a place to protect it; a military place of protection, together with its soldiers and weapons; to provide soldiers with a place to live
grievous
causing grief or pain; hard to bear
hoard
to save and put away, especially secretly; anything in such a manner
inundate
to cover, as with water from a flood; to load with an excessive amount or number of something
invincible
impossible to defeat
nomad
a member of one group that settles briefly in one place and then moves on
nomadic
having characteristics of a nomad
placate
to stop from being angry; to calm
principal
most important; a person or thing that is of greatest importance
recede
to move back or to drop to a lower level; to become fainter
ruthless
showing no mercy; pitiless
sacrifice
something given up for the sake of another; an offering to a god; to give up something for another; to offer something of value to a god