Wordly WIse lesson 13 book 7

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Wordly WIse lesson 13 book 7
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Wordly WIse lesson 13 book

Wordly WIse lesson 13 book 7
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  1. Adjunct (n)
    • Something or someone joined or added to something else but not essentially a part of it
    • Ex.
    • The roadside stand was an adjunct to the orchard's pick pick-your-own-apples business.
  2. Belie (v)
    To give a fake impression of; to contradict
  3. Carnage (n)
    A great destruction of life; slaughter
  4. Deilemma (n)
    A problem that seems to have no satisfactory conclusion; a difficult choice
  5. Diverse (adj)
    Differing from one another; having various or distinct parts
  6. Eradicate (v)
    To get rid of; to uproot
  7. Flout (v)
    • To ignore in a disrespectful or scornful way
    • Ex.
    • Miranda flouted the convention by wearing jeans to the graduation.
  8. Foment (v)
    To stir up, to rouse; to instigate
  9. Insurrection (n)
    • An open revolt against legal authority; a rebellion
    • Ex.
    • The insurrection of the colonies in the New World led to the establishment of the USA.
  10. Mandatory (adj)
    Ordered by authority; required
  11. Mitigate (v)
    To make less or become less serious or severe; to ameliorate
  12. Pretext (n)
    • An effort to conceal the real intention or state of affairs; an excuse
    • Ex.
    • He never did his homework, but he always made a pretext of pets destroying it. 
  13. Singular (adj)
    • 1. Denoting a single person or thing, contrasted to more than one
    • 2. Extrordinary; exceptional
    • Ex.
    • The singular extravaganza in the circus performance left the audience dazzled.
    • 3. Strange or unusual
    • Ex.
    • He declared his habits for turning around before entering the door to be his most singular characteristic.
  14. Somnolent (adj)
    • 1. Tending to cause sleepiness
    • 2. Drowsy
  15. Stalwart (adj)
    • 1. Strong; sturdy
    • Ex.
    • The football squad was as stalwart a froup as I'd seen in a long time.
    • 2. Firm; resolute
    • Ex.
    • She was a stalwart defender of feminism.
  16. Recusant (n)
    • 1. A person who refuses to submit, comply
    • Ex.
    • As a recusant, he was very stubborn and infuriated many a teacher in his first year in middle school.
    • 2. A person, espescially a Roman Catholic, who refused to attend the services of the Church of England
  17. Assoil (v)
    • To acquit, to pardon; to condone
    • Ex.
    • The teacher assoiled his actions, but warned him that next time, he would have detention.
  18. Fulgurant (adj)
    • Flashing like lightning
    • Ex.
    • His fulgurant popularity was growing, and so he had a high social status within his grade.