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Glossary of cb2003 075

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zany
comic; crazy
zeal
eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal)
zealot
one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
zenith
point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
zephyr
gentle breeze; west wind
zest
interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment
yarn
tale, story; fibers for knitting
yen
strong desire; longing; urge
yeoman
man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
yield
amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment
yoke
join together; unite
yokel
rustic; country bumpkin
yore
time long past
xenophobia
fear or hatred of foreigners
wade
walk through a substance, such as water, that impedes movement
waffle
talk vaguely and without much result
waft
scent, waving movement; carry lightly through
wag
merry person
wage
payment, carry on, engage in (war)
waggish
humorous; mischievous; tricky
waif
homeless child or animal;
waive
give up temporarily; yield
wake
trail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before;
wallow
roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless;
wan
having a pale or sickly color; pallid
wanderlust
strong longing to travel
wane
decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end
wangle
achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake
wanton
unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous
warble
(of a bird) sing; babble
ward
administrative division of a city; division in a hospital or prison
warmonger
person who stirs up war
warp
become bent
warrant
authority, written order, guarantee
warranted
justified; authorized
warranty
guarantee; assurance by seller
warren
tunnels in which rabbits live; overcrowded living area; crowded conditions in which people live
wary
cautious
wastrel
waster; profligate
waver
move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement
wax
increase gradually (as the moon); grow
waylay
ambush; lie in wait for and attack
wean
to turn away (from a habit)
weary
tired after long work
weather
pass safely through (a storm or difficult period); endure the effects of weather or other forces
weave
make (threads) into cloth
weigh
measure how heavy something is
weird
eerie; strange; unnatural
well-bred
of good upbringing; well-mannered and refined
welt
raised mark from a beating or whipping

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