Wordly Wise Lesson 10 book 7

  1. Accost (v)
    • To approach and speak to in an aggressive or challenging way
    • Ex.
    • The drunkard accosted the waiter and accused him of miscalculating the bill.
  2. Avarice (n)
    Greed for wealth
  3. Bilk (v)
    • To cheat out of what is due
    • Ex.
    • Do not let street vendors bilk you out of the item you are promised.
  4. Comsummate (adj) (v)
    • (adj)
    • 1. Extremely skilled; complete or perfect
    • Ex.
    • She was a consummate cook who recieved many rewards for her culinary creations.
    • (v)
    • 2. To bring to a satisfactory conclusion; to complete
    • Ex.
    • With an air of extravaganza, the virtuoso consummated the piece.
  5. Conversant (adj)
    • Having knowledge or experience; well-informed
    • Ex.
    • Are you conversant with Newton's Third Law of Motion?
  6. Credulous (adj)
    • Willing to believe things with only slight or no evidence; easily convinced
    • Ex.
    • The credulous crowd listened with rapt attention about the UFO abductions.
  7. Euphoria (n)
    • A feeling of happiness or well-being
    • Ex.
    • He was overcome with euphoria when he found out he was going to be cast in a movie.
  8. Fortuitous (adj)
    • 1. Happening by lucky chance; accidental
    • Ex.
    • The old friends ran into each other at the bookstore, and after their fortuitous meeting, decided to go to a movie together.
    • 2. Lucky or fortunate
    • Ex.
    • It was fortuitous that we made it to the subway station on time after trafiic.
  9. Hypothetical (adj)
    Based on something that is not actual but assumed or supposed
  10. Incoherent (adj)
    Not connected; confused; rambling
  11. Miniscule (adj)
    Very small in size or importance
  12. Pleasantry (n)
    An agreeable, casual remark
  13. Procrastinate (v)
    • To put off until laterĀ 
    • Ex.
    • Unwilling to do work, the young boy procrastinated by complaining about hunger and exhaustion.
  14. Qualm (n)
    A feeling of uneasiness as to whether what one is doing is right or wise; a misgiving
  15. Stigma (n)
    • A mark of shame or disgrace
    • Ex.
    • After she was caught cheating on the Spanish test, Sasha had to deal with the stigma of being seen as dishonest.
  16. Subversive (adj)
    • Destructive, pernicious
    • Ex.
    • The subversive earthquake wrecked havoc throughout the small hamlet.
  17. Inlet (n)
    • A small arm of the sea, a lake, or a river
    • 2. A place or means of entry
    • Ex.
    • The strait of Gibraltar is an important inlet for trading ships for entering and leaving the Medditteranean Sea.
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Wordly Wise Lesson 10 book 7
Wordly Wise Lesson 10 book 7