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WW Comp 2

Warrior Words Composition, Week 2
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fallacy
a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
flourish
a showy gesture
formidable
extremely impressive in strength or excellence, inspiring fear
gargoyle
an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
guerrilla
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
guru
a recognized leader in some field or of some movement
heritage
practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
hieroglyphic
a writing system using picture symbols
hologram
a three-dimensional photograph of a whole object
hypocrisy
pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have
immune
secure against
impertinent
improperly forward or bold, not pertinent to the matter under consideration
inference
logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience
introspection
examination of one's own thoughts and feelings
jaunty
having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
jovial
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
kilometer
a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)
labyrinth
complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
laconic
brief and to the point
lichen
plant composed of a fungus and alga, growing on rocks, tree trunks
light-year
the distance light travels in one year
maneuver
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
marsupial
mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) where the young are fed and carried
metaphor
a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using like or as
mosaic
art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass