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Flashcards in Wordly Wise Ch. 1-10 Deck (21):
1

abject

most miserable; wretched

2

advocate

to plead i favor of; to defend

3

atrocity

and act of great cruelty and wickedness

4

commemorate

to serve as a memorial to

5

dialect

a form of language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary

6

dire

having terrible consequences

7

elite

group that enjoys superior status to others

8

flagrant

clearly offensive or bad

9

languish

to lose hope, strength, or vitality because of neglect or bad conditions

10

mute

to soften or tone down the sound of

11

raze

to level ground; destroy completely

12

reprisal

a retaliation for an injury

13

turmoil

a state of confusion or agitation

14

wreak

to bring about or inflict

15

abet

to encourage or assist in some activity

16

agile

to be able to move quickly and easily; nimble

17

allot

to distribute a portion or share

18

balmy

soothing; mild

19

congregate

to assemble

20

divert

to turn aside

21

humdrum

boring