Wordly WIse lesson 14 book 7

  1. Aberration (n)
    • 1. A departure from the norm or what is considered right, natural, or normal; a flaw or a defect
    • Ex.
    • The mid-April smowstorm was an aberration that was unlikely to occur the next year.
    • 2. The failure of a mirror or lens to repreoduce an image in focus
  2. Antiquated (adj)
    Grown old, out of date, obsolete
  3. Celestial (adj)
    • 1. Of or relating to the skies or heavens
    • 2. Heavenly, divine, of the finest or highest kind
    • Ex.
    • A look of celestial joy came upon the children's faces when they witnessed snow for the first time.
  4. Certitude (n)
    • The state of being certain of truth or rightness of something
    • Ex.
    • I can say with certitude that the stock market will continue to be unpredectable.
  5. Disburse (v)
    • To ¬†distribute something or pay out money, esoescially from a public or other fund
    • Ex.
    • At Midtown Auto, paychecks are disbursed every Friday.
  6. Galaxy (n)
    • 1. A vast cluster of stars and other matter, billions which make up the known universe
    • 2. A group of brilliant or notable people or things; a pantheon
    • Ex.
    • A galaxy of celebrities gathered at Hollywood's Academy Awards.
  7. Intractable (adj)
    Hard to manage, tame, or control; stubborn; not easily cured
  8. Juncture (n)
    • 1. A joining or coming together; the place where such a connection occurs
    • 2. A point in time made critical by the timing of the circumstances
    • Ex.
    • Negotiations between baseball owbers and the players reached a critical juncture right before spring training.
  9. Juxtapose (v)
    To place side by side
  10. Maelstrom (n)
    • 1. A large and violent whirlpool or something resembling a whirlpool
    • 2. A place or state of ¬†great turmoil or confusion
    • Ex.
    • By 1940, most of Europe had been swept into the maelstrom of war.
  11. Optimum (adj)
    Best or most favorable
  12. Pillory (v)
    • To expose to public scorn or contempt
    • Ex.
    • The press pilloried the First Lady for taking part in important policy matters.
  13. Proliferate (v)
    • To grow, expand, or multiply at a rapid rate
    • Ex.
    • College courses on women's studies have proliferated since the 1980's.
  14. Remiss (adj)
    • Negligent, careless; lax
    • Ex.
    • A late notice reminded me that I was remiss in returning my library books.
  15. Titanic (adj)
    Marked by great strength, size, or influence
  16. Diplegia (n)
    • Paralysis of the identical part on both sides of the body
    • Ex.
    • Due to diplegia, both my arms are now useless.
  17. Soilure (n)
    • A stain
    • Ex.
    • The soilure on my shirt remained obstinately present, no matter how many times in was thrown in the washing machine.
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Wordly WIse lesson 14 book 7
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Wordly WIse lesson 14 book 7
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