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Wordsmart 3

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
obscure
(verb) to conceal
dogmatic
related to a certain doctrine; stated with authority
condone
overlook; forgive
ordeal
trial
staunch
firm or steadfast in principle
weary
tired
genocide
The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group
retort
to reply to, usually in a sharp or retaliatory way
bland
without taste
humble
low in rank, importance, status, quality
exodus
a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people
dubious
questionable
didactic
(adj.) instructive or intended to teach something
threshold
the entrance to a house or building
anxiety
distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger
irony
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its
vivacious
Full of animation and spirit
myths
A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes
convenient
favorable, easy, or comfortable for use
ebb
(v.) to recede
famine
extreme and general scarcity of food
finesse
skill in handling a difficult or highly sensitive situation
heirloom
a family possession handed down from generation to generation
peer
(verb) to look narrowly or searchingly
eccentric
(adj.) odd or strange
compile
to put together
flimsy
(adj.) weak or ineffective
hone
to perfect
cult
(n.) members of a group who participate in specific and secretive ceremonies
assert
to state with assurance, confidence, or force
redundant
(adj.) characterized by repetition of expressing yourself; saying the same thing
wallow
to flounder about; move along or proceed clumsily or with difficult
fraud
(n.) a person who deceives others for their own gain
content
satisfied
reprimand
(verb) scold or rebuke
abode
a dwelling place
demeanor
behavior
labyrinth
(n.) a difficult maze of paths and passageways in which it's difficult to find a way out
mimic
(v.) to copy or imitate
patriarch
the male head of a family or tribal line
baffled
(v.) confused
forgo
to give up, renounce, or resign
dusk
(n.) partial darkness between daytime and nighttime;sunset
lest
for fear that
allure
fascination; charm; appeal
curt
rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner
horizontal
going from right to left
fervor
great warmth and earnestness of feeling
expedite
to speed up the progress of
mentor
a wise and trusted counselor or teacher
bohemian
(adj.) unconventional and free of rules
quarrel
argument
extraordinary
beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established
kowtowing
(v.) acting in a submissive or servile way
excavate
to make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing material
listless
(adj.) lacking energy or not wanting to exert any energy
presumably
probably
perjury
the willful giving of false testimony under oath
modest
free from ostentation or showy extravagance
vulgar
crude; coarse; unrefined
manslaughter
homicide
dabble
to work at anything in an irregular or superficial manner
mangy
(adj.) scruffy or shabby
cliché
(n.) a trite, stereotyped expression
pensive
dreamily or wistfully thoughtful
earnest
showing depth and sincerity of feeling
abruptly
(adj.) suddenly or unexpectedly changed
inherit
to receive as if by succession from predecessors
bane
a person or thing that ruins or spoils
prey
a person or thing that is the victim of an enemy
eradicate
(v.) to completely destroy
omnipotent
almighty or infinite in power
gyrate
(v.) to move around in a circle
deter
prevent
contempt
open disrespect
fatigue
weariness from bodily or mental exertion.

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