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<ul><li> 1. Wordly Wise Vocab Lesson 4</li></ul> <p> 2. Abhor Verb1. To shrink from in disgust; to detest. We abhor cruelty in all itsforms.Abhorrent Adjective1. Disgusting; causing loathing. The caste system was abhorrent to Gandhi. 3. Affable Adjective1. Pleasant; approachable; gracious. Maribels affable manner brought her manyfriends.Affability Noun1. Friendliness of manner. The counselor welcomed the young camperswith such affability that not one felt homesick. 4. Adverb1. In a wrong or imperfect way. Dont take amiss mysuggestion for improvingyour drawing. Adjective1. Out of order; wrong. Although the door tothe school was wideopen when we arrivedat 7:30, nothing in theoffice seemed amiss atAmiss first. 5. Despondent Adjective1. Depressed from loss of hope or confidence; utterly discouraged. Failing my drivers test for the third time left mecompletely despondent. 6. Entreat Verb1. To ask earnestly; to beg. Please, please, let me have a dog, Augustin entreated his parents; I promise to take care of it!Entreaty Noun1. A plea or earnest request. The umpire ignored the managers entreaties to reverse the call. 7. VerbHaunt1. To stay in ones mind continually. Even though I saw Platoon over a week ago, themusic continues to haunt me.2. To visit frequently. Ishmael haunted the waterfront, hoping to find ajob on a whaling ship.3. To appear in the front (form) of a ghost. The Headless Horseman haunted the hollowwhere Ichabod Crane rode his horse. 8. Impel Verb1. To drive or to propel. A raging current impelled their raft downstreamtoward the waterfall.2. To urge or drive by force or moral pressure. Hatred of slavery impelled Harriet Tubman toreturn repeatedly to the South to help otherslaves escape. 9. Adjective Interminable1. Endless; seeming to be without end. We had an interminable wait at the airportbecause the heavy snowstorm shut down therunways. 10. Irascible Adjective1. Quick-tempered; irritable. My grandfatherlooked kindly, behe was reallyquite irascible. 11. Profound Adjective1. Intense; deeply felt. Parents who had been separated from their children at the beginning of the war felt profound joy when they were reunited at the refugee camp.2. Having understanding or knowledge that goes beneath the surface, beyond the obvious. Profound insights from Thoreau and Gandhi influenced Martin Luther Kings ideas about nonviolent protest. 12. Recluse Noun1. A person who lives apart from society and often alone. Jamie became a recluse when his wife died, refusing evento answer his mail.Reclusive Adjective1. Withdrawn from society. Our neighbors are so reclusive that we hardly see themfrom one year to the next. 13. Reverberate Verb1. To be repeated as in a series of echoes or vibrations. We loved to hear our shouts reverberate as weran through the old tunnel. 14. Sage Adjective1. Having wisdom and good judgment. Ben Franklins Poor Richards Almanack offered sage advice to the colonists. Noun1 A person known for wisdom and good judgment. When I need advice, I consult my grandmother, the familysage.2. An aromatic grayish-green plant used in cooking. Sage and onion are essential ingredients for a good turkeystuffing. 15. Tirade Noun1. A long, angry speech. The British soldiers, tiring of the speakers tiradeabout high taxes on tea, ordered the crowd tomove along. 16. Tremulous Adjective1. Marked by trembling or shaking. Marie tried to look brave as the nurse prepared togive her an injection, but her tremulous lower lipbetrayed her.2. Timid or fearful. In a tremulous voice, Alejandro began his firststage appearance as Prospero. </p>