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8A Vocab Week 5. bedraggled. Adjective Wet and filthy, as though having been dragged through mud “Jack looked bedraggled because he was caught in a rainstorm while walking to school.”. cryptic. Adjective Having a hidden or secret meaning

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bedraggled
bedraggled
  • Adjective
  • Wet and filthy, as though having been dragged through mud
  • “Jack looked bedraggled because he was caught in a rainstorm while walking to school.”
cryptic
cryptic
  • Adjective
  • Having a hidden or secret meaning
  • “Few people understood the witch's cryptic messages.”
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ebb
  • Verb - To flow or fall back (like the tide)
  • “The company nearly went bankrupt when demand for the product ebbed.”
  • Noun - a period of decline
  • “An ebb in viewer interest caused the network to cancel the once-popular show.”
fanatic
fanatic
  • Noun - one who has excess devotion to and enthusiasm for a cause or idea
  • “The fanatics camped in front of the ticket booth for two days in order to get the best seats at the concert.”
  • Adjective - showing excess devotion or enthusiasm for a cause or idea.
  • “He regretted his fanatic devotion to his career after finding himself old and alone.”
haphazard
haphazard
  • Adjective
  • Dependent upon chance, lacking any definite plan
  • “The safety inspector said that the factory’s haphazard operation made it a dangerous place to work.”
illuminate
illuminate
  • Verb
  • 1. To brighten with light
  • 2. To make clear; to rid of confusion
  • “The psychologist illuminated some possible reasons for the young man’s disruptive behavior.”
legacy
legacy
  • Noun
  • something handed down from ancestors or history
  • “The current generation enjoys the legacy set forth by the nation’s founders.”
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maim
  • Verb
  • To disable or disfigure
  • “A bull maimed a rider in a terrible rodeo accident.”
perceptive
perceptive
  • Adjective
  • Extremely attentive to sensory input; keen
  • “The perceptive NSA agent finds hidden codes in seemingly ordinary messages.”
repudiate
repudiate
  • Verb
  • To reject as untrue
  • “The state had to drop the case when their star witness repudiated his previous admission.”