Wordly Wise Lesson 11 Book 7

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Lesson 11 of the wordly wise series book 7
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  1. Agrarian (adj)
    • Having to do with farming or agriculture
    • Ex.
    • Demeter in the goddess of harvest and other agrarian things.
  2. Burgeon (v)
    • To grow and expand rapidly; to flourish
    • Ex.
    • The burgeoning population of Las Vegas puts a strain on the area's resources.
  3. Cataclysm (n)
    • A sudden and violent change; a catastrophe
    • Ex.
    • The cataclysm of the Japanese earthquake caused many people to lose their homes.
  4. Culinary (adj)
    • Having to do with cooking
    • Ex.
    • Many people despise the culinary side of life.
  5. Denigrate (v)
    • To attack the reputation of; to critisize in a derogatory manner
    • Ex.
    • The sales man denigrated his competitor's products.
  6. Gourmet (n) 
    A person who likes fine food and is a good judge of its quality
  7. Grandiloquent (adj)
    • Using lofty or pompous speech or expression
    • Ex.
    • He began in grandiloquent fashion by adressing his listeners as "My fellow toilers in the vineyard of scientific truth."
  8. Hybrid (n)
    • 1. The offspring of two animals or plants of different species or varieties
    • 2. Anything that is of mixed origin or composition
  9. Manifold (adj)
    • Having many different kinds, forms, or parts
    • Ex.
    • The person's job had manifold parts, with sorting papers to directing subordinates.
  10. Palatable (adj)
    Acceptable or pleasing, espescially to the sense of taste
  11. Panacea (n)
    • Something that is supposed to cure all ills or difficulties; a cure-all
    • Ex.
    • Nuclear power plants were once hailed as the panacea for the world's energy problems.
  12. Plebian (adj)
    • Of or pertaining to the common people; common; unrefined
    • Ex.
    • Although he was from a plebian family, he was well-educated and got to travel to many places.
  13. Scourge (n) (v)
    • (n)
    • 1. Something that causes great pain and suffering; a social evil
    • (v)
    • 2. To punish severely, espescially by whipping; to devastate
  14. Stalemate (n)
    A halt in a struggle because both sides are equally strong or neither side will give in; a deadlock
  15. Temperate (adj)
    • Mild, moderate, restrained
    • Ex.
    • Joseph does not like the temperate climates; he prefers the extreme heats of the tropics.
  16. Complaisant (adj)
    • Inclined or disposed to please
    • Ex.
    • His complaisant attitude made him well-liked by everyone else.

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