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WW 09 Ch.1-20

Vocabulary from Chapters 1 - 20

Bewail To express deep regret or sorry over.
Destiture 1. Without resource or possesions, especially the necessities of life. 2. Laking; devoid of.
Detract To take away, epecially from the value, beauty, or importance of.
Emancipate To set free from slavery; to liberate.
Extol To praise highly.
Flamboyant Excessively showy; unrestrained.
Impetus 1. A driving force; anything that causes an action. 2. Increased activity resulting from a driving force.
Insuperable Incapable of being overcome or defeated.
Intermittent Not continuous; happening at intervals.
Maxim A general truth or rule of conduct; a short saying.
Obligatory Required or demanded.
Plumb 1. To measure the depth of water. 2. To reach the deepest part of. 3. To understand by examining closely; to solve. 4. Straight up and down; vertical.
Vagabond A person who wanders from place to place.
Visage A face; especially one that expresses feelings.
Wheedle 1. To coax by using sly persuasion or insincere praise. 2. To gain by using sly persuasion or insincere praise.
Alacrity 1. Promptness in responding. 2. Eagerness.
Array 1. A large group of people or things. 2. An orderly arrangement or display. 3. To place in order. 4. To dress up.
Deduce To draw a conclusion from given facts.
Encumber 1. To weigh down or burden. 2. To impede the action of.
Fraught Full of or accompanied by (usually followed by with)
Haphazard Marked by lack of plan, order, or direction.
Incontrovertible Impossible to dispute; unquestionable.
Inexplicable Hard to explain or impossible to understand.
Ingenious Marked by imagination, resourcefulness, or cleverness.
Laggard One who falls behind others because of moving slowly or lotering; a straggler.
Sustenance Something that provides nourishment; food need to live.
Torrid 1. Intensely hot and dry. 2. Burninging with passion.
Traverse TO pass over, across, or through.
Ubiquitous Appearing to be present in large numbers or in many different place.
Zenith 1. The highest point; the peak. 2. The point in the sky directly above the observer.
Allude To refer to in an indirect way (used with to).
Consecrated 1. To set apart as holy. 2. To dedicate to a cause; to devootee
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