Wordly Wise Lesson 20

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Wordly Wise Lesson 20
2012-09-19 20:06:24
Wordly Wise Lesson 20 book vocab vocabulary

Lesson 20 of the wordly wise series book 6
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  1. Bogus (adj)
    • 1. Counterfeit or fake
    • 2. False and artificial in tone
  2. Demise (n)
    The end of existence or activity; death
  3. Devise (v)
    To form or arrande in the mind
  4. Enshrine (v)
    To cherish as precious or sacred
  5. Evince (v)
    • 1. To show clearly; to express
    • 2. To provoke
  6. Irrevocable (adj)
    Impossibel to change
  7. Martial (adj)
    Having to do with armies, war, or fighting
  8. Memorabilia (n) (pl)
    Objects collected over a period of time that recall particular events
  9. Mundane (adj)
    Relating or pertaining to ordinary, everyday matters
  10. Patronize (v)
    • 1. To be a supporter or regular customer of
    • 2. To treat in a condescending way
  11. Condescending (adj)
    To treat with apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority
  12. Querulous (adj)
    Apt to find fault; complaining
  13. Quirk (n)
    • 1. A peculiar or eccentric mannerism
    • 2. An odd or suddent turn of events
  14. Refute (v)
    To prove to be false; to disprove
  15. Sanction 
    • (n)
    • 1. An action taken by one nation against another
    • Ex.
    • Economic sanctions against South Africa were lifted when it ended its policy of apartheid.
    • 2. Approval or permission from an authority
    • (v)
    • 1. To approve or allow
  16. Tome (n)
    A large, usually scholarly one