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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

Wordly Wise Lesson 10 Words

Ail
v.To cause sickness, pain, or trouble
Ailment n. An illness; a disease
Ailing adj. In poor health 

Banish
v. 1. To force someone out of the country
2. to get rid of completely

Communicate
v. To make known; to give or exchange information
Communication n. The exchange of information between people
Communicative adj. Willing to speak; eager to talk

Console
v. to make less sad; to comfort
Consolation n. Comfort

Cower
v. To shrink from, as if from fear

Deliberate
adj. Carefully thought out; not hasty
v. To think carefully in order to make up one’s mind

Depth
n. Distance from the top to bottom ot front to back; deepness
Depths n.  pl. The innermost part or deepest part

Desire
v. to wish for; to want very much
n. A strong wish
Desirable adj. Pleasing, agreeable

Livelihood
n. The means of supporting oneself

Misfortune
n. 1. Bad luck; trouble
2. An unlucky event

Orphan
n. A child whose parents are dead

Precipice
n. A very high and steep cliff
Precipitous adj. 1. Very steep
2. Hasty, abrupt, done without careful thought

Regain
v. To get back

Slay
v. To kill violently (skin, past participle)

Symptom
n.  A sign of something 

 

Wordly Wise Lesson 2 Words

Affect
v. 1. To bring about a change in
2. To pretend to be or to have.

Calculate
v. 1. To find the answer by using arithmetic
2. To figure out by reasoning

Climate
n. The average weather conditions of an area

Column
n. 1. A row of figures or words runniing down a printed page; anything arranged like that
2. A tall, usually stone support that holds up something
3. A regular newspaper or magazine article usually written by the same person

Decay
v. To rot
n. A breaking down or rotting

Exceed
v. To be more than
2. To go beyond what is allowed
Excess n. More than enough, an extra ammount
Excessive adj. Too much or too great

Forbid
v. To order not to do something
Forbidden adj. Not allowed

Grove
n. A group of trees growing together with open space between them

Limb
n. An arm, leg, or wing
A large tree branch

Mammoth
adj. Very Large, huge

Mature
v. To become fully grown or developed
adj. Fully grown or developed; adult

Permit
v. To allow
n. A written notice that allows a person to do something

Resist
v. 1. To refuse to give in to; to withstand
2. To work or fight against

Scorch
v. To burn slightly

Tower
v. To stand above or higher than what is around it
Towering adj. Very high; tall

Wordly Wise Lesson 3 Words

Approach
v. To go closer to
n. 1. A coming closer (My grandparents dread the approach of winter)
2. A road or way that leads to a place

Burrow
v. 1. To dig a hole or tunnel into or under something
2. To dig deeply into; to search
n. A hole or tunnel dug by an animal as a home or for protection

Cease
v. To stop to; to come or bring to an end

Destructive
adj. Causing harm or damage
Destruction n. Harm or damage

Drowsy
adj. Tired or sleepy

Famished
adj. Very hungry

Forecast
v. To figure out and say what will happen before it takes place
n. A telling of what will happen

Hibernate
v. To spend the winter in a resting state

Migrate
v. To move from one country or region to another
Migration n. The act of migrating
Migratory adj. moving from one place to country or another, usually regularly

Nestle
v.1. To settle down comfortably, as if in a nest
2. To lie in a sheltered, partly hidden place

Observe
v. 1 To see, to notice
2. To comment, to remark
3. To mark an event or day
4. To obey

Prepare
v. to make or get ready
Preparation n Something done to get ready

Reduce
v. To make or become smaller or less
Reduction n the act of reducing or the amount by which something is reduced

Severe
adj. 1. Very strict or hard
2. Hard to bear or deal with

Venture
v. to dare to do, to go, or to say
n. Something that involves the risk of a loss