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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 8

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adroit
clever at dealing with difficult situations; adept; skillful.
affront
to insult or to offend deliberately.
avocation
an actvity pursued for pleasure; a hobby.
crusade
1. a prolonged, impassioned struggle for what is beleived to be just cause. 2. to engage in such a struggle
definitive
supplying a final answer; conclusive.
demeanor
behavior; bearing
erudite
having or demonstrating extensive knowledge; learned
induct
to istall in office, sometimes with a formal ceremony. 2. to admit to a society or to military service.
lapse
to fall or slip from a certain level of conduct or accomplishment 2. to come to an end; to expire. 3. a minor mistake; a slip. 4. a pause or inteveal.
militant
ready to fight, especially for a cause. 2. one who is ready to fight for a cause.
pariah
a social outcast
prodigy
a person who shows remarkable talent at an early age. 2. an amazing or extrodinary thing or event.
protege
one whose traing or careeer is helped along by another.
raucous
rough and unpleasent to the ear.
tacit
expressed without words; implied.