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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: W-Z (Waif - Zest)

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waif
a homeless person
waive
to give up (a right)
wallow
to indulge oneself; to roll around in
wan
pale; weak; tired
wane
to gradually decrease in size or intensity
wangle
to manipulate; to obtain by scheming or by underhand methods
wanton
reckless; immoral
warble
to sing melodiously
warp
to bend out of shape; to pervert
wary
cautious; watchful
wastrel
a spendthrift; one who wastes
waver
to sway; to be uncertain
wax
to grow in size or intensity
weighty
of utmost importance
wend
to direct one's way
wheedle
to coax or to persuade
whet
to stimulate; to make sharp
whimsical
unpredictable; changeable
wield
to handle (a tool); to exercise control (over others)
willful
contrary; stubborn
wily
tricky; sly
wince
to shrink, as in pain, fear, etc.; to flinch
windfall
unexpected good fortune
winsome
pleasing; charming
withal
in spite of all; nevertheless
wizened
withered; shriveled
woe
sorrow; grief
wolfish
ferocious
wont
(to) accustomed (adjective)
workaday
everyday; ordinary
wraith
a ghost; an apparition
wrangle
to quarrel
wrath
anger; rage
wrench
to twist; to pull
wrest
to take away by force
wroth
angry
wrought
produced or shaped
wry
produced by distorting the face (a wry grin); sarcastic (wry humor)
xenophobia
fear of foreigners or strangers
xyloid
pertaining to wood
yen
an intense desire; a longing
yoke
to join together; to link
zany
comical; clownishly crazy
zeal
great enthusiasm
zealot
a fanatic
zenith
the highest point
zephyr
a gentle, mild breeze
zest
hearty enjoyment

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