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WW 8 - unit 1-3

Wordly Wise unit three words

anonymous of an unknown source or unrevealed name
anthology a collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems
conjecture a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence
disposition a person's usual mood; temperament
encompass to enclose or encircle
extricate to free from a difficult or tangled situation
generation one step in the line of a family
guile cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery
imperative urgent; pressing
instill to introduce gradually in order to establish securely
modify to make less extreme or severe
pivot a small bar on which something else turns
prevalent commonly occurring; widely accepted or practiced
recur to come up again or to happen again
spontaneous voluntary and unplanned
spontaneous occurring or produced without human labor
recur to come to mind again
pivot a person or thing on which others depend
modify to make changes in
modify in grammar, to limit or restrict in meanings
imperative having the power or authority to command
generation all people born and living about the same time
generation the average span of time between the birth of parents and their children
encompass to include
disposition a regular tendency or inclination
conjecture to form an opinion while lacking sufficient evidence
avid having a strong desire for, to the point of greed
brusque abrupt in manner or speech; gruff
concise short and to the point
demean to cause a lowering of self-esteem; to lower in reputation or character
despicable deserving contempt or scorn
emulate to try to equal; to imitate
evoke to call forth; to produce; to produce
excruciating very painful
inaugurate to install in office with a formal ceremony
pervade to spread throughout
proprietor an owner of a store or other business
pseudonym a fictitious name used by an author; pen name
rebuff to reject bluntly
resilient capable of recovering quickly from misfortune
turbulent chaotic; unruly
abrasion a wearing away by friction
clad clothed or covered
corroborate to provide evidence to make certain; to confirm
cursory done in a hurry and with little attention to detail
dehydrate to remove the water from
derive to take or receive from a source
electrify to wire or equip with electric power
endeavor to attempt earnestly
gingerly cautious; very careful
grimace to make a face expressing feelings of pain, disgust, or contempt
gruesome causing shock or horror
inventory a list of possessions or goods on hand
simulate to take on qualities of another; to imitate
succumb to give up or give in; to yield
surmise to suppose something without sufficient evidence
Created by: tgagan on 2012-10-05

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