Wordly Wise 7

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Wordly Wise 7
2012-02-09 20:52:37
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  1. What is claustrophobia?
    (n) An abnormal fear of narrow,enclosed spacesI had claustrophobia when I was little.
  2. What is a colleague?
    (n) An associate or coworker of equal statusI have many colleagues at work.
  3. What is condescend?
    • (v)1. To lower oneself to a position one considers inferior
    • 2. To behave in a offensively superior manner

    Condescending(adj) Showing an offensively superior manner It was condescending to hear all those things being said about me.
  4. What is a contingent?
    • (adj) 1. Conditional; depending on something else
    • 2. Likely but not certain to happen; possible

    (n) A group that is part of a larger oneMrs. McCain's second period class is a contingent of Team Infinity.
  5. What is a daunt?
    (v) To discourage or intimidate

    Daunting(adj) So difficult or dangerous as to discourage or intimidate It is daunting to talk to adults about bullies.
  6. What is a deluge?
    • (n)1. A downpour of rain; a flood
    • 2. A flood of anything

    (v) To flood or overwhelmWe had a deluge last Tuesday.
  7. What is dispel?
    (v) To clear away; to remove or get rid of, as if by scatteredI dispelled the wrapper of my peanut butter sandwich.
  8. What is a dub?
    (v) To give a title or nickname, or description toI have many dubs at school.
  9. What is a fanfare?
    • (n)1. A sounding of trumpets or other brass instruments
    • 2. Any showy displayWhen I came out on stage, a fanfare played for me.
  10. What is a fledgling?
    • (n)1. A young bird just learning to fly
    • 2. A young and unexperienced person

    (adj) New and untested I saw a fledgling on my tree this morning.
  11. What is inane?
    (adj) Empty; shallow or silly

    Inanity(n) Foolishness; a silly or pointless actMrs. Soloway's second period class is inane.
  12. What is mettle?
    (n) Courage to bear up under difficult circumstances; spiritI showed my mettle by refusing to do my homework and got in trouble.
  13. What is negligible?
    (adj) Small and unimportant, not worth noticing Squirrels are negligible to cats because of their tinyness.
  14. What is protract?
    (v) To draw out or lengthen (in time) The man in the picture is protracting time.
  15. What is a replica?
    (n) A copy or reproduction, especially one on a smaller scale than the original I made a replica of the rocketship Sally Ride rode in.