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WOTD List #3. 2013-2014. WOTD #71. Reproach (v)- to accuse of a fault; to scold; to reprimand Ex.- Tina knew that her parents would reproach her for failing the test. WOTD #72. Integrate (v)- to bring all parts together into a whole

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Wotd list 3

WOTD List #3

2013-2014


Wotd 71
WOTD #71

  • Reproach (v)- to accuse of a fault; to scold; to reprimand

    • Ex.- Tina knew that her parents would reproach her for failing the test.


Wotd 72
WOTD #72

  • Integrate (v)- to bring all parts together into a whole

    • Schools were integrated in the late 1950s to allow students of all colors to attend the school.


Wotd 73
WOTD #73

  • Integrity (n)- the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

    • Ex.- Displaying integrity, Sarah returned the money when the cashier gave her too much change.


Wotd 74
WOTD #74

  • Sublime (adj)- outstanding; inspires awe or great admiration; of great intellectual or moral worth

    • Making life sublime requires people to be individuals and achieve their goals.


Wotd 75
WOTD #75

  • Superficial(adj)- concerned only with the obvious or apparent

    • Shrek was so lonely because people were very superficial and did not recognize that he was a good ogre.


Wotd 76
WOTD #76

  • Cordial (adj)- warm, sincere, friendly; strongly felt

    • Though the couple broke up, they still maintained a cordial friendship.


Wotd 77
WOTD #77*

  • Admonition (n)- cautionary warning or advice

    • Also seen as admonish (verb form)

    • Paul in the New Testament gives the admonition to readers to be honest, true, pure, just, and seek after things of a good report.


Wotd 78
WOTD #78

  • Divine (adj)- excellent, delightful; of, from, or like G-d

    • Also seen as divinity (noun form)

    • Religious leaders profess to receive divine instruction which is to lead people in righteousness.


Wotd 79
WOTD #79

  • Conform (v)- to be in similar type; to comply; to behave in a socially acceptable manner

    • People of all ages often feel the pressure to conform in order to be accepted.


Wotd 80
WOTD #80

  • Stalwart (adj)- sturdy; well-built; brave

    • Ex.- The moving company sent three stalwart young men to move our piano to the third floor.


Wotd 81
WOTD #81

  • Scrupulously (adv)- in a conscientious and honest manner

    • Henry scrupulously recorded the minutes of the meeting.


Wotd 82
WOTD #82

  • Tact (n)- skill in dealing with people

    • It was a delicate subject, one that had to be approached with great tact.


Wotd 83
WOTD #83

  • Adage (n)- old saying that is popularly accepted as truth

    • “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is an example of an adage.


Wotd 84
WOTD #84*

  • Liable (adj)- responsible; likely

    • The credit-card company said that I was liable for all the charges made on my account.


Wotd 85
WOTD #85

  • Stealth (n)- secret, sneaky, or quiet action

    • The cat approached the birdcage with stealth.


Wotd 86
WOTD #86

  • Lucrative (adj)- profitable

    • Ms. Lalich’s business has been so lucrative that she is thinking of expanding it.


Wotd 87
WOTD #87

  • Distinctly (adv)- unmistakably; different

    • Peter distinctly heard the men discussing a burglary they planned to commit.


Wotd 88
WOTD #88

  • Efface (v)- to erase; to wipe out

    • The scary movie could not be effaced from the child’s mind.


Wotd 89
WOTD #89

  • Martyr (n)- a person who suffers or dies for a particular cause

    • Mahatma Gandhi became a martyr when he was assassinated after leading a peaceful civil rights movement in India.


Wotd 90
WOTD #90

  • Renounce (v)- to give up; to disown

    • Ex.- Mike decided to renounce motorcycle riding after his best friend was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.


Wotd 91
WOTD #91*

  • Ensign (n)- a flag for a nation; a sign or emblem of a particular thing

    • The many national championships are ensigns of the Crimson Tide’s greatness.


Wotd 92
WOTD #92

  • Doppelganger (n)- two people who look exactly alike; a ghostly version of a live person

    • Many TV shows involve supernatural humans who often have doppelgangers as an evil twin.


Wotd 93
WOTD #93

  • Sunder (v)- to break apart; to split

    • Neither of us wanted the disagreement to sunder our friendship.


Wotd 94
WOTD #94

  • Frayed (adj)- worn; ragged

    • The cuffs of this jacket are frayed; otherwise, it’s in good shape.


Wotd 95
WOTD #95

  • Amply (adv)- generously; more than adequate in size or amount

    • Ex.- During hurricane season, Floridians are amply supplied with bottled water, food, gas, and generators.


Wotd 96
WOTD #96

  • Folly (adj)- lack of good sense or understanding; foolishness

    • In Bali, it would be a folly to wear shorts in one of the Hindu temples.


Wotd 97
WOTD #97

  • Impede (v)- to delay or prevent; to hinder

    • A lack of organization can impede a student from earning good grades.


Wotd 98
WOTD #98*

  • Gaudy (adj)- brilliantly or excessively showy

    • The woman was dripping in jewels of all kinds, making a beautiful outfit seem gaudy instead.


Wotd 99
WOTD #99

  • Visage (n)- a person’s face with particular reference to shape

    • The sunken visages of the Holocaust victims made a lasting impression upon the students.


Wotd 100
WOTD #100

  • Perplexity (n)- confusion; bewilderment

    • Trying to understand the theory of relativity left the man with a feeling of perplexity.


Wotd 101
WOTD #101

  • Synopsis (n)- summary; short outline

    • Our assignment was to write a synopsis of the story.


Wotd 102
WOTD #102

  • Constrain (v)- to force or compel; to hold back by force

    • The youths’ feelings of shame constrained them to admit responsibility for the vandalism.


Wotd 103
WOTD #103

  • Grotesque (adj)- a fantastically ugly or comically distorted figure, creature, or image; bizarre

    • On Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) grotesque masks of skulls are often worn.


Wotd 104
WOTD #104

  • Self-evident (adj)- needing no proof; obvious; apparent; plain

    • The difference in the quality of these two products is self-evident.


Wotd 105
WOTD #105

  • Transient (adj)- temporary; passing quickly

    • The fashion model knew that her youthful, good looks were transient, so she began to develop her intellectual abilities.


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