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300 terms
Wordly Wise Book 8
avid
brusque
concise
demean
1.Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed 2. eager;…
abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
short and to the point
to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or…
avid
1.Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed 2. eager;…
brusque
abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
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Wordly Wise Book 6 Lesson 9
accumulate
aggravate
aggravation
conserve
v. To increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or g…
v. 1. To make worse.
n. 1. Annoyance; exasperation.... 2. A source of annoyance or ex…
v. To save by using carefully.
accumulate
v. To increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or g…
aggravate
v. 1. To make worse.
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wordly wise 6 book 8
Anarchy
Apprehend
Arraign
Assimilate
1. Total absence of government ... 2. Lack of order; total confu…
1. To seize; to arrest ... 2. To grasp the meaning of; to unders…
1. To bring before a court to face charges
1. To absorb into a population... 2. To take in a part and absor…
Anarchy
1. Total absence of government ... 2. Lack of order; total confu…
Apprehend
1. To seize; to arrest ... 2. To grasp the meaning of; to unders…
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Wordly Wise Book 8
avid
brusque
concise
demean
1.Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed 2. eager;…
abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
short and to the point
to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or…
avid
1.Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed 2. eager;…
brusque
abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
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Wordly Wise Book 2 Lesson 1
calf
claw
couple
cushion
A young cow or bull.
The sharp curved nail on the toe of a bird or animal.
Two things of the same kind.
A pillow or a pad with a soft filling.
calf
A young cow or bull.
claw
The sharp curved nail on the toe of a bird or animal.
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Wordly Wise Book 3 Lesson 10
cable
cable
cathederal
convey
a thick steel rope made of strands of wire twisted together
a bundle of wires covered by rubber or plastic along which an…
a large and important church
to carry or move from one place to another
cable
a thick steel rope made of strands of wire twisted together
cable
a bundle of wires covered by rubber or plastic along which an…
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 7
claustrophobia
colleague
condescend
contingent
noun - an abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces
noun - An associate or coworker of similar status.
verb - To lower oneself to a position one considers inferior…
adj - Conditional; depending on something else... OR... adj - Likel…
claustrophobia
noun - an abnormal fear of narrow, enclosed spaces
colleague
noun - An associate or coworker of similar status.
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Wordly Wise Book 5 Lesson 3
ancestor
carnivore
comprehend
duration
n. 1. A person from whom one is descended.... 2. An early kind o…
n. A flesh-eating animal.
v. To understand.
n. The time during which something lasts or continues.
ancestor
n. 1. A person from whom one is descended.... 2. An early kind o…
carnivore
n. A flesh-eating animal.
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Wordly Wise Book 3 Lesson 4
average
average
border
border
the usual amount or kind of something
not special or ordinary
a dividing line between two states or countries
the edge of something
average
the usual amount or kind of something
average
not special or ordinary
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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 4, Lesson 7
alter
confuse
distribute
eject
v. To change in some way; to make or become different... n. -ati…
v. To make or become unclear or mixed up in the mind; to mist…
v. To give out; to divide among several or many. To be spread…
v. To force or throw out
alter
v. To change in some way; to make or become different... n. -ati…
confuse
v. To make or become unclear or mixed up in the mind; to mist…
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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 20
bogus
demise
devise
enshrine
(adj) counterfeit or fake. false and artificial in tone.... Bec…
(n) the end of existence or activity; death... Online newspaper…
(v) to form or arrange in the mind... The students hoped they c…
(v) to cherish as precious or sacred... His love for her is ens…
bogus
(adj) counterfeit or fake. false and artificial in tone.... Bec…
demise
(n) the end of existence or activity; death... Online newspaper…
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 8
adept
audible
azure
banter
Highly skilled; expert
Capable of being heard
The blue color of a cloudless sky
To exchange playful, teasing remarks... OR... Light, playful conver…
adept
Highly skilled; expert
audible
Capable of being heard
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Wordly Wise Book 3 Lesson 11
diagram
frustrate
frustrating
graduate
a plan or drawing that shows how something works or how diffe…
to keep from carrying out a plan or reaching a goal
causing one to be upset or discouraged
a person who has finished a course of study
diagram
a plan or drawing that shows how something works or how diffe…
frustrate
to keep from carrying out a plan or reaching a goal
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Wordly Wise Book 3 Lesson 7
act
act
act
act
something that is done
a show that is put on
to play a part in a play, a movie, or tv
to do something
act
something that is done
act
a show that is put on
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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 12 (definitions)
adversity
cardinal
credible
empathize
n. misfortune; hardship
adj. most important; chief
adj. believable; reliable
v. to show or feel understanding of another's feelings or pro…
adversity
n. misfortune; hardship
cardinal
adj. most important; chief
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Wordly Wise Book 4 Lesson 15
apparent
ban
concentrate
concern
1. Clear ... 2. Seeming or appearing to be.
1. To forbid, especially by passing a law or making a rule.
1. To focus all ones thoughts or efforts on. ... 2. To bring or…
1. To be about; to interest. ... 2: To trouble or worry .... 3. Som…
apparent
1. Clear ... 2. Seeming or appearing to be.
ban
1. To forbid, especially by passing a law or making a rule.
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Wordly Wise Book 8 - Lesson 17
accord
affirm
bequeath
citadel
n. a feeling of agreement or harmony; a formal agreement.
v. to declare positively.
v. to pass on to others. to leave to another in one's will.
n. a fortress on a hill; a stronghold.
accord
n. a feeling of agreement or harmony; a formal agreement.
affirm
v. to declare positively.
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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 5
Callow
Contemporary
Cynical
Despot
adj. Young and inexperienced; immature
n. A person living during the same period as another... adj. Exi…
adj. Doubtful of the sincerity of others' motives... n. (Cynic)…
n. A dictator with absolute power or tyrannical control over…
Callow
adj. Young and inexperienced; immature
Contemporary
n. A person living during the same period as another... adj. Exi…
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Wordly Wise -- Book 8 Lesson 16
alleviate
antidote
bedlam
cajole
v. to relieve or make more bearable
n. a remedy that relieves the effects of a poison. Anything t…
n. a very confused and noisy scene
v. to urge with gentle and repeated requests; to coax
alleviate
v. to relieve or make more bearable
antidote
n. a remedy that relieves the effects of a poison. Anything t…
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Wordly Wise - Book 7 - Lesson 20
apathy
badger
compel
delude
n. A lack of interest or concern.
v. To keep bothering.... n. A strongly built, burrowing animal c…
v. To force or require to do something.
v. To mislead; to deceive.
apathy
n. A lack of interest or concern.
badger
v. To keep bothering.... n. A strongly built, burrowing animal c…
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Wordly Wise Book 6 Lesson 15
analyze
apprehensive
coincide
compose
to break down into separate parts in order to study
worried or uneasy
to be in the same place or time; to be exactly the same
to make by combining... to create or write... to quiet or calm
analyze
to break down into separate parts in order to study
apprehensive
worried or uneasy
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Wordly Wise Book 8
avid
brusque
concise
demean
1.Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed 2. eager;…
abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
short and to the point
to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or…
avid
1.Having a strong desire for, to the point of greed 2. eager;…
brusque
abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 12
accede
affluent
arbitrary
artisan
v. To agree; to consent to, often after urging from another.
adj. Generously supplied with money or possessions; wealthy
adj. Determined by chance or whim rather than by reason or ne…
n. One able to do skilled work with the hands; a craftsperson
accede
v. To agree; to consent to, often after urging from another.
affluent
adj. Generously supplied with money or possessions; wealthy
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Wordly Wise Book 3 Lesson 10
cable
cathedral
convey
device
a thick steel rope made of strands of wire twisted together.…
a large and important church.
to carry or move from one place to another. to make an idea o…
something made or invented for a particular use.
cable
a thick steel rope made of strands of wire twisted together.…
cathedral
a large and important church.
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Wordly Wise Book 6: Lesson 13
Adapt
Deplete
Efficient
Fatigue
1. To change to fit new conditions.... 2. To make changes in som…
1. To use up.
1.Producing results without waste.
1. A feeling of tiredness from work or exercise.... 2. To make o…
Adapt
1. To change to fit new conditions.... 2. To make changes in som…
Deplete
1. To use up.
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 14
congenial
decipher
dissect
enigma
adj. 1. getting along well with others; affable 2. suited to…
v. 1. to convert from a code or secret writing into ordinary…
v. 1. to cut into in order to study 2. to study closely; to a…
n. anything that is puzzling, mysterious, or hard to figure out
congenial
adj. 1. getting along well with others; affable 2. suited to…
decipher
v. 1. to convert from a code or secret writing into ordinary…
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 5
confiscate
audacious
conscientious
depict
to take by force
daring; willing to take risks
thorough; pays attention to detail; careful
describe; to give a picture of
confiscate
to take by force
audacious
daring; willing to take risks
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 11
augment
benign
connoisseur
discern
To increase in size, amount, or degree
Kind; gracious; gentle OR Favorable; not threatening
A person with extensive knowledge, especially of the fine art…
To detect with the eyes OR to understand or comprehend OR to…
augment
To increase in size, amount, or degree
benign
Kind; gracious; gentle OR Favorable; not threatening
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WORDLY WISE -- Book 8 Lesson 18
aperture
cache
combustible
delegate
n. An opening or hole
n. 1. A hiding or storage place, especially for food or valua…
adj. Capable of catching fire or burning.
n. a person appointed to act on behalf of others; a represent…
aperture
n. An opening or hole
cache
n. 1. A hiding or storage place, especially for food or valua…
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 2
Abrasion
Clad
Corroborate
Cursory
1. a wearing away or rubbing away by friction ... 2. a scarped o…
clothed or covered
to provide evidence to make more certain; to comform
done in a hurry and with little attention to detail
Abrasion
1. a wearing away or rubbing away by friction ... 2. a scarped o…
Clad
clothed or covered
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 14
congenial
decipher
dissect
enigma
1. adj. Getting along well with others: affable.... 2. Suited to…
1. v. To convert from a code or secret writing into ordinary…
1. v. To cut into in order to study.... 2. To study closely; to…
1. n. Anything that is puzzling, mysterious, or hard to figur…
congenial
1. adj. Getting along well with others: affable.... 2. Suited to…
decipher
1. v. To convert from a code or secret writing into ordinary…
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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 6
apropos
ascendancy
assess
aver
fitting the occasion; suitable or apt.
controlling influence; domination
to analyze and determine the nature, value, or importance of
to declare positively; to state as the truth
apropos
fitting the occasion; suitable or apt.
ascendancy
controlling influence; domination
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Wordly Wise Book 5 Lesson 1
Accustom
Alert
Assign
Budge
To make familiar, normal, use to.
Watchful, wide awake.... To warn, to be ready.... A warning signal.
To select for a position or for what has to be done.... To give…
To move or shift.
Accustom
To make familiar, normal, use to.
Alert
Watchful, wide awake.... To warn, to be ready.... A warning signal.
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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 2 -definitions
alacrity
array
deduce
encumber
NOUN:... 1. Promptness in responding.... 2. Eagerness.
NOUN:... 1. A large group of people or things.... 2. An orderly arr…
VERB:... To draw a conclusion from given facts.
VERB: ... 1. To weigh down or burden.... 2. To impede the action of.
alacrity
NOUN:... 1. Promptness in responding.... 2. Eagerness.
array
NOUN:... 1. A large group of people or things.... 2. An orderly arr…
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 3
anonymous (adj)
anthology (n.)
conjecture (n.)
disposition (n.)
of an unknown source or unrevealed name
collection of various writings such as songs stories or poems
a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence
a persons mood- temperament ,
anonymous (adj)
of an unknown source or unrevealed name
anthology (n.)
collection of various writings such as songs stories or poems
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 20
alienate
fervent
forbearance
gullible
verb - to cause to feel unfriendly when friendly existed OR t…
adj - intensely eager
noun - show of self-control or patience
adj - easily tricked or cheated; too trusting
alienate
verb - to cause to feel unfriendly when friendly existed OR t…
fervent
adj - intensely eager
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Wordly Wise Book 1, Lesson 1
leap
swamp
trunk
capital
jump
wetland with trees
a place for storing or carrying things in the back of a car
the most important city or town of a country or region.
leap
jump
swamp
wetland with trees
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Wordly Wise Book 6 Lesson 11
Abbreviate
Appropriate
Exclude
Fanciful
v. To shorten by leaving out certain parts.
adj. Suitable or right for the purpose.
v. To leave out; to keep from being a part of.
adj. 1. Not based on reason; unrealistic.... 2. Not real; imagin…
Abbreviate
v. To shorten by leaving out certain parts.
Appropriate
adj. Suitable or right for the purpose.
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WORDLY WISE -- Book 8 Lesson 15
ascertain
chastise
cull
defer
n. to find out for certain
v. to punish by beating; to rebuke or criticize severely
v. to select and remove weak or inferior members from
v. to put off or postpone; to yield to out of respect for the…
ascertain
n. to find out for certain
chastise
v. to punish by beating; to rebuke or criticize severely
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Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 4
abhor
affable
amiss
despondent
v. to shrink from in disgust; to detest.
adj. pleasant; approachable; gracious. n. friendliness of man…
adv. in wrong or imperfect way. adj. out of order; wrong.
adj. depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly disco…
abhor
v. to shrink from in disgust; to detest.
affable
adj. pleasant; approachable; gracious. n. friendliness of man…
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Wordly Wise Book 6 lesson 9
accumulate
aggravate
conserve
contaminate
v. To increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or g…
v.1. To make worse. 2.To anger or annoy.... n.1. Annoyance; exas…
v. To save by using carefully.... Conservation... n. The saving or…
v. To harm by contact with something undesirable.... n. The act…
accumulate
v. To increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or g…
aggravate
v.1. To make worse. 2.To anger or annoy.... n.1. Annoyance; exas…
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Nikita - Wordly Wise Book 4 Lesson 14
Afford
Boast
Chord
Exceptional
v. To be able to pay for.... v. To be able to do.... v. To give; to…
v. to talk with too much pride in oneself or in what one owns…
n. Three or more notes of music played together.
adj. Unusually good.
Afford
v. To be able to pay for.... v. To be able to do.... v. To give; to…
Boast
v. to talk with too much pride in oneself or in what one owns…
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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 15
accentuate
aficionado
antecedent
centrifugal
(v) to emphasize or stress... In her dating profile, Ellen went…
(n) an enthusiast follower; a supporter or fan... Though once t…
(n) 1. a thing or event that precedes another ... (adj) 2. going…
(adj) moving or tending away from the center... A sling uses th…
accentuate
(v) to emphasize or stress... In her dating profile, Ellen went…
aficionado
(n) an enthusiast follower; a supporter or fan... Though once t…
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WORDLY WISE -- Book 8 Lesson 19
bulwark
culminate
engulf
feasible
n. A wall-like structure used as a defense. A person or thing…
v. To reach or bring to the highest point. n. The result of s…
v. To swallow up by covering completely; to overwhelm.
adj. Able to be done; possible or likely.
bulwark
n. A wall-like structure used as a defense. A person or thing…
culminate
v. To reach or bring to the highest point. n. The result of s…
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Wordly Wise Book 8 - Lesson 15
ascertain
chastise
cull
defer
v. to find out for certain
v. to punish by beating... v. to rebuke or criticize severely
v. to select and remove weak or inferior members from
v. to put off or postpone... v. to yield out of respect for the…
ascertain
v. to find out for certain
chastise
v. to punish by beating... v. to rebuke or criticize severely
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Wordly Wise Book 3 Lesson 6
continent
enable
foul
foul
One of the seven great land areas of the world. These are Afr…
To make possible; to give the means to bring about.
Having an unpleasant taste or smell.
Stormy, with strong winds and heavy rain.
continent
One of the seven great land areas of the world. These are Afr…
enable
To make possible; to give the means to bring about.
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Wordly Wise - Book 7 - Lesson 14
allege
conclusive
counterpart
dismal
v. To state as a fact but without offering proof.
adj. Putting an end to doubt; convincing.
n. A person or thing that is similar to another.
adj. 1. Dark or extremely gloomy.... 2. Causing misery or sadnes…
allege
v. To state as a fact but without offering proof.
conclusive
adj. Putting an end to doubt; convincing.
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Wordly Wise Book 9 Lesson 1
Bewail
Destitute
Detract
Emancipate
v. To express deep regret or sorrow over. "He bewailed that h…
adj. Without resources or possessions, especially the necessi…
v. To take away, especially from the value, beauty, or import…
v. To set free from slavery; to liberate
Bewail
v. To express deep regret or sorrow over. "He bewailed that h…
Destitute
adj. Without resources or possessions, especially the necessi…
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Wordly Wise Book 7 Lesson 11
Ballast
Buoyant
Clamber
Detach
Heavy material used to make a ship steady or control the risi…
1. Able to float. 2. Cheerful and carefree
To climb awkwardly
1. To separate from. Not connected 2. Lacking concern; not ta…
Ballast
Heavy material used to make a ship steady or control the risi…
Buoyant
1. Able to float. 2. Cheerful and carefree
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Wordly Wise Book 3 Lesson 4
average
border
cocoon
flutter
The usual amount or kind of something. Not special or unusual…
A dividing line between two states or countries. The edge of…
The silky case that a caterpillar makes to protect itself for…
To wave or flap quickly but not regularly.
average
The usual amount or kind of something. Not special or unusual…
border
A dividing line between two states or countries. The edge of…
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