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Wordly Wise Book 11 Lesson 8

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betrothed
adj. Engaged to be married
n. A person to whom one is engaged to be married
blasphemy
n. An act or statement that shows disrespect or irreverence toward something considered sacred
cadence
n.1. A rhythm marked by a regular beat
2. The rising and falling of the voice in human speech
canon
n.1. A rule or principle that provides the norm for judgement
2. The works of a writer accepted as authentic
denouement
n.1. The outcome of a series of events
2. The final resolution following the climax of the plot of a work of drama or fiction
edict
n. A statement or command having the force of law
enamor
v. To inspire with love; to captivate
insensate
adj.1. Lacking sensation or awareness
2. Lacking sense or ability to reason
3. Brutal; lacking feeling
renegade
n.1. A person who deserts one group or cause for another; a traitor
2. A person who rejects lawful behavior
soliloquy
n. A speech in which a character's thoughts are given verbal expression
stricture
n.1. A strong criticism
2. Anything that restricts or limits
triumvirate
n. A group of three, especially one possessing great power or eminence
usurp
v. To seize power and hold power or authority in an illegal or unjust manner
vestment
n. An outer garment, especially one indicating a role, rank, or office
votary
n. A person who is devoted to a course or organization especially one of religious nature