Wordly Wise lesson 1
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Wordly Wise lesson 1
Worldy wise lesson vocabulary vocab
Lesson 1 of the wordly wise vocab series for book 6
To express deep or great sorrow over something
He bewailed the death of his cat.
1. Without any resouces or possesions, especially the necessities of life
The homeless man was destitute and had nothing to call his except for a tattered blanket.
2. Lacking; devoid of
He was destitute of ideas for his new poem.
The state of being destitute.
Destitution caused by the famine forced many people to flee their homes for search of a better life elsewhere.
To take away, especially the value, beauty, or importance of something.
The bad paint job destracted from the fancy room.
One who bellitles the worth of something.
The plans detractors were critical of the expected cost of the new town hall.
To set free from slaveery, to liberate.
Many highschool graduates feel emanicipated when they leave home for college.
To praise highly
Ex. He extolled the pros of his company.
Excessively showy; unrestrained
They considered her multicolored tutu too flambboyant for the governor's reception.
A driving force, anything that causes an action
The prospect of getting a laptop provided an impetus for him to study hard and work diligently for the semester.
Incapable of being overcome or defeated
While playing the video game, the final bossseemed to be an insuperable obstacle to the finishing of the game.
Not continuous; happening at intervals
The intermittent noises coming from the highway kept me up all night.
A general truth or rule of conduct; a short saying
Remeber the maxim, "Haste makes waste," and slow down.
Required or demanded
There waas no way of shirking the obligatory assagniment that the teacher gave.
1. To measure the deapth of the water
2. To reach the deepest part of
3. To understand by examining closely; to solve
4. Straight up and down; vertical
1. A person that travels from place to place
2. Inconsistent in location
The vagabond life of a traveling musician suited the members of the band
A face, especially one that expresses feelings
The sorrowful visage of the puppy brought sympathy to my heart so I fed him a little more food than he should eat.
1. To coax by using sly persuasion or insincere praise
He tried to wheedle his father into lending him the new sports car.
2.To gain by using sly persuasion or insincere praise
The agent wheedled several thousand dollars from the couple for a life insurance that was practically worthless.