Wordly Wise Lesson 10 book 7

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  1. Attest (v)
    • To declare or be evidence of something true, genuine, or accurate
    • Ex.
    • The long line at the bakery attested to its popularity.
  2. Axiom (n)
    A statement or principle that requires no proof because the truth is obvious
  3. Churlish (adj)
    • Lacking good manners; rude, impolite
    • Ex.
    • The churlish child earned many a lecture from parent and teacher alike about proper behaviour.
  4. Concoct (v)
    To make up, prepare, or invent
  5. Derivative (n) (adj)
    • (n)
    • 1. Something that grows out of or results from an earlier form or condition
    • (adj)
    • 2. Based on what has gone before; lacking originality
    • Ex.
    • The artist's work is derivative of the Flemish school of painting.
  6. Differentiate (v)
    • 1. To see through; to ditinguish
    • Ex.
    • The twins looked so alike I could not differentiate between them.
    • 2. To be or make different
    • Ex.
    • The virtuoso's expressive way of playing piano differentiated him from other performers.
  7. Disparage (v)
    To critisize ina negative, disrespective manner
  8. Dissipate (v)
    • 1. To break up and spread so thinly as to disappear; to scatter or to be scattered
    • 2. To spend or use foolishly
    • Ex.
    • He dissipated his inheritance in six months and has now incurred heavy debts.
  9. Esoteric (adj)
    • Not generally known or understood; familiar to only a relatively small group of people
    • Ex.
    • Arabic used to be so esoteric that nobody in America studied it, but it has become much more popular recently.
  10. Olfactory (adj)
    • Relating to the sense of smell
    • Ex.
    • His olfactory sense told him that he was near a barbecue.
  11. Plethora (n)
    • Too great a number; an excess
    • Ex.
    • Of the plethora of suggestions, there were very few that were useful.
  12. Refurbish (v)
    To make like new; to renovate
  13. Secrete (v)
    • 1. To produce and give off
    • 2. To place as to be hidden from view; to conceal
  14. Vagary (n) (usually plural)
    • A departure from the normal, expected course; a whim or unpredictable action
    • Ex.
    • The vagaires of the marketplace make it difficult to predict how well the stock market will perform each year.
  15. Volatile (adj)
    • 1. Evaporating quickly
    • 2. Changing readily; explosive; unpredictable
  16. Bastion
    • 1. A projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions.
    • 2. A natural rock formation resembling
    • such a fortification.
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Wordly Wise Lesson 10 book 7

lesson 10 of the wordly wise series book 7
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