wordly wise lesson 8 book 7

  1. Adjacent (adj)
    Near or next to; adjoining
  2. Beset (v)
    • 1. To surround or to attack repeatedly
    • Ex.
    • The campers were beset by a swarm of mosquitoes.
    • 2. To trouble or weigh down
    • Ex.
    • The hospital's patients were beset by a number of ailments.
  3. Cede (v)
    • To give up or transfer, espescially by treaty or formal agreement
    • Ex.
    • After World War 1, the Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to cede vast territories to surrounding countries.
  4. Circuitous (adj)
    • Roundabout; indirect
    • Ex.
    • The circuitous reply left me with more questions than answers.
  5. Desultory (adj)
    • Proceeding or carried out in an aimless or random way
    • Ex.
    • After I moved away, my contact with my friends became more desultory.
  6. Galvanize (v)
    • To excite or rouse action
    • Ex.
    • The General's pep talk galvanized the troops.
  7. Implement (n) (v)
    • (n)
    • 1. A tool or an instrument
    • (v)
    • 2. To carry out
    • Ex.
    • The governor implemented his plans for better health care as soon as he was sworn into office.
  8. Inconsequential (adj)
    Lacking importance or worth; unable to make an impact; trivial
  9. Magnitude (n)
    Greatness of size, influence, or power
  10. Materialize (v)
    • 1. To become real or actual
    • Ex.
    • When the offers of financial support did not materialize, I had to abandon the the research project.
    • 2. To appear in physical form, espescially suddenly
  11. Muster (v) (n)
    • (v)
    • 1. To summon or call forth; to gather
    • (n)
    • 2. A gathering, usually of military troops
    • Ex.
    • The evening muster of troops was held at 6:00 PM sharp.
  12. Prohibitive (adj)
    • Serving to restrain the action; discouraging use of
    • Ex.
    • Many students couldn't attend the concert because the ticket prices were too prohibitive.
  13. Reminisce (v)
    To talk about one's past
  14. Vangaurd (n)
    The leading or forward position in a movement
  15. Visionary (n) (adj)
    • (n)
    • 1. A person who is given ideas that are not currently realsitic; a dreamer
    • Ex.
    • The visionary kept roaming the streets, yelling at pedestrians about going to Jupiter and living there.
    • (adj)
    • 2. Able to see what may be accomplished in the future
  16. Obsequious (adj)
    • Showing deference; fawning
    • Ex.
    • The obsequious subjects lavished gifts and praises upon the king.
  17. Abject (adj)
    • Hopeless, miserable
    • Ex.
    • The abject student had missed his chance at getting to a good college.
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wordly wise lesson 8 book 7
lesson 8 of the wordly wise series book 7