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Wordly Wise Book 11, Lesson 11

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attenuate
v.1. To make or become thin
2. To lessen the amount, force, or value of
behemoth
n. Something or someone of enormous size or power
disinter
v. To remove from a grave or tomb; to dig up
impinge
v.1. To go beyond desirable or established limits; to encroach
2. To come into contact with, esp. forcefully
multifarious
adj. Having many forms; varied, versatile
oxymoron
n. A combination of words that seem to be contradictory
plentitude
n. An ample amount; an abundance
postulate
v. To assume as a fact based on the best available evidence
n. Something assumed to be self-evident; a fundamental principle
prevail
v.1. To prove superior in power or strength
2. To remain in effect or use; to be current or widespread
putrefy
v. To become rotten or decayed, giving off a foul odor
salubrious
adj. Beneficial to health or well-being
succulent
adj. Fresh and juicy
tundra
n. Flat, treeless plains of the arctic regions
unequivocal
adj. Leaving no room for misunderstanding; unambiguous
vicissitudes
n.pl. Fluctuations in conditions; changes of fortune