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WWBook 4 lesson 5

Wordly Wise Vocabulary

TermDefinition
abrupt happening suddenly, without warning
achieve to do what one sets out to do
achievement something done that takes skill or effort
attempt to try to make an effort
contempt a feeling that someone or something is bad or unworthy
entertain to interest and amuse
glimpse to get a quick look at
mock to make fun of
mock not real; pretended
entertain to have guests
entertain to have in mind
glimpse a quick or hasty look
persist to keep on doing or tyring
persist to go on and on
persistence sticking to something; not giving up
persistent refusing to give up
persuade to win someone over by arguing or asking
persuasive having the power to persuade
phase a stage in a series of changes
quaint odd or unusual in a pleasing or old-fashioned way
recall to remember
recall to call or take back
reject to refuse to accept or use
reject something that falls short of what is acceptable
revise to go over carefully in order to correct or improve
revise to change in order to bring up to date
sensitive quick to notice or feel
sensitive easily affected by even slight change
Created by: su-ellen