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E10 Lesson 9

Wordly Wise Book 10 Lesson 9

cautionary offering or serving as a warning
constrain to confine, inhibit, or hold back by force or necessity
flotilla a fleet of boats or small ships
gossamer thin sheer fabric resembling gauze OR a fine, filmy substance made of strands of cobweb OR as light and delicate as a cobweb
ignominious marked by, deserving, or causing shame or disgrace
incur to bring upon oneself something undesirable, such as a debt
liquidate to settle the affairs of a business; to convert into cash OR to get rid of; to kill or destroy
magnate an important, often wealthy, person prominent in a large industry or business
misnomer a name that does not fit
onerous burdensome, oppressive
pandemonium a state or place of great confusion or uproar
quixotic romantic and idealistic, but impractical
tenacious holding fast; persistent in adhering to something valued or habitual
vestige a trace of something that was once present
zephyr a light, gentle breeze
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