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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 Lesson 18

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adhere
v. to stick to; stay attached. to follow closely or faithfully
adherence
n. the quality of following closely or faithfully
adherent
n. a follower or supporter of an idea
aplomb
n. complete self-confidence and poise
brandish
v. to shake or wave in a threatening way
broach
v. to bring up for discussion; to begin to talk about
devotee
n. an ardent follower, supporter or enthusiast
diffident
adj. unsure of oneself;shy
diffidence
n. the quality of being unsure of oneself or shy
extravaganza
n. an elaborate and spectacular display or event
integrity
n. honesty; trustworthiness. the condition of being whole or complete
plaintive
adj. expressing sorrow, mournful
plaudit
n. a demonstration of strong approval or praise
regalia
n. the symbols, objects, or special costumes worn by or associated with a group
resplendent
adj. dazzling in appearance
subordinate
adj. less important; secondary. n. a person under the command or control of another. v. to give less importance to; to place in a lesser position.
surmount
v. to defeat or overcome
tenable
adj. capable of being defended or believed