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15 terms

Wordly Wise 5000: Lesson 15

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Abominate
1. (v) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
(adj) abominable: Detestable; loathsome
2. Disagreeable and unpleasant
Abridge
(v) to shorten in duration or extent; to diminish
Animosity
(n) intense ill will
Auspicious
(adj) favorable, promising
Beleaguer
1. (v) to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army
2. (v) to surround with trouble, to harass
Confidant/ Confidante
(n) A person whom you tell secrets to
Constituent
1. (n) one of the parts that make up a whole
2. (n) a voter represented by a particular official
Iniquitous
(adj) Unjust; wicked
Inure
(v) To adjust to and accept unpleasant or undesirable conditions
Inveigh
(v) used with against To complain or protest strongly
Predecessor
(n) a person or thing that has held a position or office before another
Sabotage
1. (n) Acts that intentionally damage. hinder, or seek to be discreet
2. (v) To enlarge in intentionally damaging acts
Sadistic
(adj) Taking pleasure in causing pain
Scathing
(adj) Harshly critical
Transpire
1. (v) to become apparent, to come to light
2. (v) to happen or occur