Wordly Wise lesson 7 book 7

  1. Castigate (v)
    • To punish by critisizing sharply; to berate
    • Ex.
    • The child was castigated for throwing his iPad.
  2. Colliqial (adj)
    • Characterized by informal language
    • Ex.
    • A teacher with a colliqial way of speaking often recieves more positive comments from the students.
  3. Epitaph (n)
    The words carved into a tombstone in memory of the deceased
  4. Exodus (n)
    • A mass departure
    • Ex.
    • The exodus of lemmings from their homes are caused by overpopulation.
  5. Inter (v)
    • To put in a grave; to bury
    • Ex.
    • After the funeral, the body was interred in its grave.
  6. Lacerate (v)
    To tear or cut roughly
  7. Largesse (n)
    • 1. The act of giving generously
    • Ex.
    • After donating a large amount of money to charity, the man was given an award in recognition of his largesse.
  8. Obituary (n)
    • A notice of someone's death, sucj as in a newspaper, usually with a brief summary of the person's life
    • Ex.
    • I didn't know he had died until I saw his obituary in the daily newspaper.
  9. Omnivorous (adj)
    • 1. Eating all kinds of food, including both animal and vegetable food
    • 2. Taking in everything available
    • Ex.
    • They were omnivorous collectors of everything from rare books to old theatrical posters.
  10. Permeate (v)
    To spread through; to pass through
  11. Rendition (n)
    • An interperetation or translation; a performance
    • Ex.
    • The choir's poignant rendition of the hymn was the apex of the concert.
  12. Poignant (adj)
    • 1. Evokinga keen sense of sadness or regret:
    • "a poignant reminder"
    • 2. Keenly felt:
    • "the sensation was most
    • poignant in winter".
  13. Resurgence (n)
    • A rising again to life, use, acceptance, or prominence; a revival
    • Ex.
    • A resurgence in ballroom dancing got everyone rushing to learn the tango and the fox-trot.
  14. Stereotype
    • (n)
    • 1. A generalization that is used to characterize a person without acknowledging individual differences
    • (v)
    • 2. To make judgments that ignore individual differences
  15. Stipend (n)
    • A regular and fixed amount of pay for work done or to hnelp cover living or work expenses
    • Ex.
    • My part-time summer job gave me a weekly stipend of ninety dollars.
  16. Subservient (adj)
    Acting in a subordinate manner; servile
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Wordly Wise lesson 7 book 7
lesson 7 of the wordly wise series book 7