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Wordly Wise Chapter Five

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foretelltell before hand
consecutivefollowing in a regular order
bleakgloomy; harsh; desolate
heterodoxnot generally accepted
effaceerase; remove from notice
abnormalunusual
yokelsimple country fellow
thwartblock
ennuiboredom
transientshort-lived
incongruousnot going well together
solarof the sun
orgywild, abandoned merrymaking; excessive indulgence
myriadcountless
doughtybold and strong
gauntletslong, protective gloves
tractableeasily led
euphoriafeeling of well-being
surreptitiousstealthy
latenthidden
pithybrief and meaningful
pithsoft inner tissue of the stem
hackneyedoverused
obesefat
demisedeath; transfer
tonicmedicine that restores vitality
balefulhateful
tourniquettight bandage designed to reduce bleeding
uncouthcrude
testimonystatement made under oath
silotower for storing fodder
malingererperson who pretends to be ill
futileuseless
astralof the stars
prevalentwidespread
ellipsisintentional omission of words
porousthat allows fluid to pass through
dictionway of pronouncing words; manner of expression
saturatesoak; completely fill
oisermake of willow branches
conversantfamiliar
misanthropeperson who hates people
serewithered
ironyremarks apparently opposite in meaning to their literal sense
humdrummonotonous
nominalin name only; small
omniscientknowing of all things
aptitudeability
usurylending money at an excessive interest rate


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