Wordly Wise Book 7 Lesson 2

  1. Adjudicate (v)
    • To hear and decide judicially; to judge
    • Ex.
    • The criminal's case was adjudicated, and was determined guilty.
  2. Centennial
    • (n)
    • 1. A one hunderedth anniversary or its celebration
    • Ex.
    • The nation celbrated its centennial, one hundred years after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th,1776.
    • (adj)
    • 2. Of or pertaining to a period of one hundred years
    • Ex.
    • A centennail fair celebrated the town's one hundredth birthday.
  3. Countenance
    • (n)
    • 1. A person's face; the epression on a person's face; their visage
    • The countenance of the person showed his annoyance.
    • 2. Support or approval
    • Ex.
    • The crowd showed their countenance at the president's speech.
    • (v)
    • 3. To support or approve; to tolerate
    • The school board will not countenance a shorter school day.
  4. Disgruntle (v)
    • To make dissatisfied; to put into a bad mood
    • Ex.
    • The revolt disgruntled the dictator of the country.
  5. Equilibrium (n)
    • A state of balance
    • Ex.
    • The branches of government are all working together in equilibrium.
  6. Expedite (v)
    • To speed up a process; to facilitiate
    • Ex.
    • The printing press greatly expidited the printing of books.
  7. Gird (v)
    • 1. To encircle, bind or surround
    • Ex.
    • He girded his waist with a wide leather belt.
    • 2. To get ready for action; to brace
    • Ex.
    • The country girded itself for war as the border tensions grew.
  8. Gratuitous (adj)
    • 1. Uncalled for; unnecessary
    • Ex.
    • The foul was gratuitous because it didn't contribute to the team's victory.
    • 2. Without charge; free
    • Ex.
    • There is no such thing as a gratuitous meal.
  9. Illusory (adj)
    • Unreal or imagined; deceiving
    • Ex.
    • Mirages in the desert are illusory, and often cause caravans to stray off their path.
  10. Implacable (adj)
    • Incapable of being placated, soothed, or significantly changed; restless
    • Ex.
    • The wailing child was implacable after he lost his favorite stuffed animal.
  11. Luminary (adj)
    • 1. A source of light, espescially from the sky, such as the sun or the moon
    • Ex.
    • The moon outshines all other luminaries in the night sky.
    • 2. A person who is well known for their achievments; a celecrity
    • Ex.
    • The Academy Awards Presentations were attended by many Hollywood luminaries.
  12. Manifesto (n)
    • A public statement explaining the intentions, motives, or views of an individual or group
    • Ex.
    • Martin Luther King Jr..'s manifesto imbued many people across the United States.
  13. Mesmerize (v)
    • To fascinate or hypnotize
    • Ex.
    • The trapeze artist mesmerized the audience with gravity defying moves.
  14. Precedent (n)
    • An act, statement, etc. that may serve as an example or justification for a later one
    • Ex.
    • The successful revolt of the American colonies provided a precedent for the French Revolution.
  15. Spurious (adj)
    • Not real; false
    • Ex.
    • The United States government goes to great pains to make sure that spurious dollar bills are not in circulation.
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Wordly Wise Book 7 Lesson 2
lesson 2 of the wordly wise series book 7