Wordly WIse Lesson 15 book 7

  1. Contrive (v)
    • 1. To plan with ingenuity; devise, invent
    • 2. To bring about or effect by plan, scheme, or the like; manage
    • Ex.
    • He contrived to gain supporters.
    • 3. To plotĀ 
  2. Abominate (v)
    • To hate or loathe immensly
    • Ex.
    • The Union abominated slavery, and was one of the factors that caused the civil war.
  3. Abominable (adj)
    • 1. Detestable; loathsome
    • Ex.
    • Because of his abominable behaviour, he had few friends.
    • 2. Disagreeable and unpleasant
    • Ex.
    • She held her nose so that she couldnn't smell the abominable odor coming from the trash heap.
  4. Abridge (v)
    To shorten in duration or extent; to diminish
  5. Animosity (n)
    Intense ill will
  6. Auspicious (adj)
    • Favorable, promising
    • Ex.
    • The ausipcious weather let us go hiking in the woods.
  7. Beleaguer (v)
    • 1. To besiege; to surround with an army
    • Ex.
    • The small group of rebels was beleaguered by a well-trained army.
    • 2. To surround with trouble; to harass
    • Ex.
    • The sick child was beleaguered by cold symptoms.
  8. Confidant (n)
    A person to whom secrets are told
  9. Constituent (n)
    • 1. One of the parts that make up a whole
    • Ex.
    • Oxygen and nitrogen are the main constituents that make up the air we breathe.
    • 2.A voter represented by a particular official
    • Ex.
    • The mayor of the town met with her constituents after her election.
  10. Iniquitous (adj)
    Unjust; wicked
  11. Inure (v)
    • To adjust to and accept unpleasant or undersirable conditions
    • Ex.
    • The people who lived next to the asphalt plant soon became inured to the smells emtting from it.
  12. Inveigh (v)
    • To complain or protest strongly
    • Ex.
    • He inveighed against the idea of school uniforms.
  13. Predecessor (n)
    A person or thing that has held a position or office before another
  14. Sabotage (n) (v)
    • (n) 1. Acts that intentionally damage, hinder, or seek to discredit
    • (v)2. To engage in intenionally damaging acts
  15. Sadistic (adj)
    Taking pleasure in causing pain
  16. Scathing (adj)
    Harshly critical
  17. Transpire (v)
    • 1. To become apparent; to come to light
    • Ex.
    • It transpired that the senators had known about the attack all along
    • 2. To happen or occur
    • Ex.
    • The meeting they planned never transpired.
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Wordly WIse Lesson 15 book 7
Wordly WIse Lesson 15 book 7