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Wordly Wise Lesson 14 By Anam Purewal. Congenial [kuh n-jeen-yuh l] adj. 1. getting along well with others; affable. [The spokesperson for Rue’s Bubbles.

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1 Wordly Wise Lesson 14 By Anam Purewal

2 Congenial [kuh n-jeen-yuh l] adj. 1. getting along well with others; affable. [The spokesperson for Rue’s Bubbles was very congenial; he was very friendly and social.] 2. Suited to one’s needs or tastes; agreeable. [Anam finds Christie very congenial; they both like Britney Spears, shopping, and fluffy bunnies.]

3 Decipher [di-sahy-fer] v. 1. To convert from a code or secret writing into ordinary language; to decode. [During the war, code breakers intercepted and deciphered secrets in order to obtain information about the enemy.] 2. To interpret the meaning of something puzzling; to solve. [Sherlock Holmes deciphered the mystery of the person murdered in the room locked from the inside.]

4 Dissect [di-sekt] v. 1. to cut into in order to study [In Biology, students were able to dissect dead pigs so they could learn about the intestines, instead of just reading about the intestines.] 2. To study closely; to analyze. [In AP Psychology, students had to choose someone to dissect so they could learn how they think and act.]

5 Enigma [uh-nig-muh] n. Anything that is puzzling, mysterious, or hard to figure out. [Scientists do not know what the enigma found in the desert really is even after studying it many times.] Enigmatic [en-ig-mat-ik] adj. Puzzling; mysterious. [The detective has to deal with many enigmatic cases which include unknown deaths.]

6 Ineffectual [in-i-fek-choo-uh l] adj. not bringing about the right result, futile. [His attempt to create an army was ineffectual because he was stripped of his power.]

7 Infallible [in-fal-uh-buh l] adj. 1. incapable of making an error; never wrong. [Calculators are infallible; they will never make a mistake, although the person entering information might.] 2. Unlikely to fail or go wrong. [I was infallible when it came to the SAT’s since I had spent three years doing nothing but studying and preparing.]

8 Irrepressible [ir-i-pres-uh-buh l] adj. Incapable of being controlled or held back. [My little cousin is irrepressible; even when he knows he shouldn’t he argues with his parents. Plus, I think he has ADHD, and he’s always eating sugar and caffeine.]

9 Luminous [loo-muh-nuh s] adj. 1. Giving off Light. [There was a luminous glow coming from the attic even though the lights were off] 2. Clear; easy to understand. [My writing is luminous; people praise it for how it helps them comprehend what I’m writing about.]

10 millennium [mi-len-ee-uh m] n. A Period of one thousand years. [The next millennium starts in the year 3001 (because from 1 to 1000 was the first millennium, and from 1001 to 2000 was the second millennium…).]

11 Mire [mahyuh r] n. An area of wet, swampy ground; deep mud. [After it rained, the yard turned into a mire; everywhere I walked, my feet sunk into the ground.] v. To get stuck as if in a mire; unable to make progress. [I was mired once I accidentally stepped into the huge pond of super sticky glue.]

12 Pestilence [pes-tl-uh ns] n. A rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease. [I knew I had caught a pestilence from the school students when I started vomiting blood.]

13 Stagnate v. To fail to develop, change or move. [The baby chick’s development stagnated; it did not grow into an adult chicken even after 4 years.] Stagnant adj. Not moving, changing or developing. [The stagnant snail remained still for 20 years; I assumed it was dead because it remained motionless.]

14 Sublime [suh-blahym] adj. Great or noble in expression, thought or manner; splendid. [The peasant acted sublime even though she knew she’d be poor all of her life; she still was in a good mood.]

15 Vie [vahy] V. To compete for, as in a contest. [All high school students have to vie for a seat in a college since there are a limited number of openings available.]

16 Voluminous [vuh-loo-muh-nuh s] adj. Having a great bulk or volume; ample. [People buy food from Costco because they come in voluminous amounts; the supply lasts very long.]

17 Studying Tips !! - don’t procrastinate (I did for the slideshow and it was just horrible) - study a little bit each night. Cramming stinks and you get really tense worrying if you’ll do badly… - make flashcards - doing the actual lessons even if they aren’t voluntary (they are the BEST way to remember words) - TRY to use the words in every day conversations (ignore the fact people will think you’re a nerd) - know some syn. and ant. (for sentences & definitions test section, very useful) - don’t stress, no matter what


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