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Lesson 5 Wordly Wise Words

Abrupt
adj. Happening suddenly, without warning.

Achieve
v. To do what one sets out to do
Acheivement n. Something done that takes skill or effort

Contempt
n. A feeling that someone or something is bad or unworthy

Entertain
v. 1. To interest and amuse
2. To have guests
3. To have in mind

Glimpse
v. To get a quick look at
n. A quick or hasty look

Mock
v. To make fun of
adj. Not real; pretend

Persist
v. 1. To keep on doing or trying
2. To go on and on
Persistence n. Sticking to something; not giving up
Persistent adj. Refusing to give up

Persuade
v. To win someone over by arguing or asking
Persuasive adj. Having the power to persuade

Phase
n. A stage in a series of changes

Quaint
adj. Odd or unusual in a pleasing or old-fashioned way

Recall
v. 1. To remember
2. To take back

Reject
v. To refuse to accept or use
n. Something that falls short of what is acceptable

Revise
v 1. To go over carefully in order to correct or improve
2. To chanve in orer to bring up to date

Sensitive
adj. 1. quick to notice or feel
2. Easily affected by even slight change

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