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Wordly Wise 4-8

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acrid
adj. Sharp, irritating, or bitter to the sense of taste or smell.
casualty
n. A person killed or injured in a war or accident.
congested
adj. Overcrowded; Filled too full; Filled with fluid.
cope
v. To manage problems or difficulties successfully.
headlong
adj. With great speed or force; reckless; Recklessly; without time for careful thought.
hurtle
v. To move with great speed and force; To throw forcefully.
impede
v. To get in the way of; to interfere with the movement of.
inevitable
adj. Bound to happen; unavoidable.
initiate
v. To put into effect; to bring into use; To take in as a member.
irate
adj. Very angry; furious.
lax
adj. Not strictly enforced; undemanding; careless: Not tight; loose.
negligent
adj. Failing to take proper care of or to give proper attention to.
smolder
v. To burn slowly without bursting into flames. To exist in a hidden state before bursting into the open.
stringent
adj. Strict or severe
throng
n. A large number of people gathered together; a crowd. v. To gather or move in large numbers.