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WORDLY WISE 3&4

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Asphyxiate
"to suffocate" to cause to die or lose consciousness by impairing normal breathing, as by gas; choke; suffocate
cornucopia
an abundant, overflowing supply.
desist
to cease, as from an action; stop or abstain
effeminate
(of a man or boy) having traits considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
2.
characterized by excessive softness, delicacy, self-indulgence
empathy
the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
evanescent
vanishing; fading away;
frieze
architecture; any decorative band at the top or beneath of an interior wall, a piece of furniture
indite
1. to write
2. to dictate.
itinerary
plan of travel.
lien
a right to retain possession of another's property pending discharge of a debt
2. the spleen
maxim
a brief expression of a general truth, principle, or rule of conduct
motif
recurring subject, theme, idea,
palfrey
a light saddle horse, esp ridden by women
phalanx
1. an ancient Greek and Macedonian battle formation of hoplites presenting long spears from behind a wall of overlapping shields
2. any closely ranked unit or mass of people: the police formed a phalanx to protect the embassy
3. a number of people united for a common purpose
svelte
1. attractively or gracefully slim; slender
2. urbane or sophisticated
tertiary
1. third in degree, order, etc
trenchant
— adj
1. keen or incisive
2. vigorous and effectivey
3. distinctly defined
4. archaic , poetic or sharp