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Wordly Wise Lesson 11

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Ballast
n. Heavy material used to make a ship steady or control the rising and falling of a vessel like a balloon
Buoyant
adj. 1. Able to float
2. Cheerful and carefree
Clamber
v. To climb awkwardly
Detach
v. To separate from
Eerie
adj. Causing uneasiness; strange or mysterious
Fathom
n. A length of six feet, used in measuring the depth of water
v. To figure out; to understand
Pique
v. To arouse or excite
n. A feeling of resentment caused by being ignored, insulted, etc.
Probe
v. 1. To poke or prod
2. To examine closely
n. 1. A long, slender instrument used to examine a wound or part in the body
2. A thorough investigation
Realize
v. 1. To be aware of
2. To bring into being; to make happen
Rupture
v. To split or break
n. 1. A breaking or tearing apart by force
2. The breaking of a friendly relationship
Sphere
n. 1. An object with all points on its surface equally distant from its center; a ball or globe
2. An area of power, influence, or activity
Submerge
v. 1. To go underwater
2. To put underwater or cover with water
Tedious
adj. Seeming to go on for a long time; boring
Ultimate
adj. 1. Final
2. The greatest possible; maximum
n. Something that is the greatest; the maximum
Unscathed
adj. Completely unharmed