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Glossary of cb2003 074

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welter
turmoil; a bewildering jumble
wend
to go, proceed
wheedle
deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax;
whelp
young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc
whet
sharpen; stimulate
whiff
puff or gust (of air, scent, etc.); short-lasting smell; hint
whim
sudden capricious idea; fancy
whimsical
full of odd and fanciful ideas
whimsy
whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely
whine
complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
whinny
neigh like a horse;
whit
small amount; smallest speck
whittle
pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
wholesome
conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
whorl
ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement
wiggle
wriggle; move from side to side with irregular twisting motions
willful
intentional; headstrong
willowy
flexible; pliant; slender
wilt
loose freshness; droop
wily
crafty; cunning; artful
wince
show bodily or mental pain
windfall
fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
winnow
sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad
winsome
charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
wisp
small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)
wispy
thin; slight; barely discernible
wistful
sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
withdrawn
introverted; retiring; remote
wither
(of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
withhold
refuse to give; hold back
withstand
stand up against; resist successfully
witless
lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
witticism
witty saying; wisecrack (clever joking remark)
wizardry
sorcery; magic
wizened
shriveled; withered
woe
great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering
woeful
sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad
wont
(the stated person's) habit or custom; habitual procedure
woo
try to win
worldly
engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
wrangle
quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle
wrath
anger; fury
wreak
inflict
wrench
twist; pull; strain
wrest
obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence
wretch
miserable person; bad or despicable person
wring
twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
wrinkle
small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth)
writ
written order
writhe
twist in coils; contort in pain

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