Worldy Wise Chapter 4 and 5 (grade 11)

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autonomy

the quality or state of being self-governing; independence

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circumspect

cautious and prudent; heedful of consequences

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composure

calmness of mind or bearing; self control

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edifice 1

  1. a large, imposing structure or building

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edifice 2

  1. a complex structure or system built up over time, as if it were a real building

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ensconce

to settle or place securely or snugly

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environs

the area adjoining or surrounding a place

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hapless

marked by the absence of good luck; unfortunate

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heinous

shockingly evil or wicked

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incognito

with one’s identity concealed, unrecognized

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indoctrinate 1

  1. to teach or train in the fundamentals

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indoctrinate 2

  1. to instill or teach from a partisan point of view

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interim 1

  1. an interval of time between events

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interim 2

  1. belonging to or taking place between events, temporary

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mausoleum

a large and impressive tomb

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pillage

to rob and plunder

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reverie 1

  1. the condition of being lost in thought

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reverie 2

  1. a daydream

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thrall

a loss of one’s ability to act freely, a state over which one appears to have no control

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thralldom

slavery or bondage

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abstruse

difficult to understand

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accrue 1

  1. to arise or increase as a natural result or growth, usually used with ‘to’ or ‘from’

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accrue 2

  1. to come as a regular addition

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acquiesce

to accept as inevitable

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besmirch

to stain or tarnish; to make dirty

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explicit

fully and clearly expressed, leaving nothing merely implied

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histrionic

purposely affected; theatrical

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histrionics

exaggerated displays of emotion, intended to produce an effect or response

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impropriety 1

  1. the quality or state of being improper or unsuitable

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impropriety 2

  1. something that is improper

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inveigle 1

  1. to lure or trick into doing something

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inveigle 2

  1. to obtain by flattery or trickery

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penitent

sorry for having done wrong

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probity

honesty; trustworthiness; adherence to virtue

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purport

to give or present the often false impression of being someone or intending something

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repurcussion

an unforseen or indirect result or effect of an event

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revelation

something that is made known or revealed, often coming as a surprise

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surfeit

an overabundant supply; an excess

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unsavory 1

  1. having an unpleasant look, taste, or smell

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unsavory 2

  1. morally offensive

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