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Wordly Wise Lesson 12 Words

Ability
n. Power or knowledge; skill

Amiable
adj. Friendly; good natured and 
pleasant

Bliss
n. Complete joy or happiness
Blissful adj. Very happy; joyful

Caress
v. To touch in a tender or loving way
n. A tender or loving touch or hug

Clutch
v. To grasp or hold tightly to
n. The part of a machine that connects and disconnects the power from the rest of the machine

Coax
v.
 To persuade or urge in a gentle way

Furious
adj. 1. Very, very angry
2. Very fast, strong, or wild
n. 1. Great anger
2. Wild and uncontrolled force

Gesture
n. 1. A movement of the arm or hand
2. Something done to show one’s
feelings

v.  To make a movement of the arm or hand

Mope
v. To be sad and gloomy; to lost interest in the things that usually bring pleasure

Prefer
v. To like better; to choose first
Preference n. That which is preferred

Recover
v. To get back to a normal state; to get well again
2. To get back what was stolen or lost

Recovery n. 1. A return to a normal state
2. The act of getting back what was lost or stolen

Replace
v. 1. To take the place of
2. To put back in place
Replacement n. A person or thing that takes the place of another

Request
v. To ask for
n. The thing asked for

Separate
v. To set or keep apart
adj. Not together; not joined

Shun
v. To take special pains to avoid; to keep away from

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