derision • Scoffing at, mockery, ridicule • The boy received much derision for his plaid gym shorts.
scuttled • To sink (usually a ship) • In war, a captain of a ship might scuttle his vessel rather than have it captured and used by the enemy.
reprehensible • Deserving blame or reprimand • Some think that kissing on the first date is reprehensible conduct.
bemused • To confuse or bewilder • The teacher did not intend to bemuse the class with the vague instructions.
reverently • To honor, to regard with respect • Nearly all Catholics revere the pope.
appreciation • To increase the value • My home has appreciated in value by $10,000.
aloof • Apart, indifferent • The woman remained aloof during the party, separating herself from everyone else.
apprehension • To seize, arrest, take into custody • To understand or become aware of • Fortunately, the police apprehended the man who stole my TV.
indignation • Anger as a result of something unjust • I have much indignation about the light sentence given to the drunk driver who ran over my child.
wisps • Small in amount, fragile or slight • A baby hummingbird is a wispy little creature.
Belligerently • Waging war; inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness • A belligerent nation always seems to be at war.
monotonous • Sameness • There is so much monotony in my life that I need a change.
woodenly • Stiff, clumsy • The dancer’s wooden movements quickly eliminated her from the troupe.
Bi, bis- prefix • Meaning: two • Examples: bicycle, biped, bisect
Cap, capt- root • Meaning: take, seize • Example: capture, capable
-er, -or • Meaning: One who does (n). • Example: competitor