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Vocabulary Of The Week

Vocabulary Of The Week

By Lela S.



1. Keen


If you have a keen interest in something, you are really, really into it. Keen is an adjective that describes something that is intense, sharp, or focused.


2. Scruple


Your scruples are what keep you from doing things you consider to be morally or ethically wrong. Your scruples won't allow you to cheat on a test, or steal from your brother's Halloween candy stash.


3. Wrought


Wrought is an adjective that means "molded," "shaped," or "manufactured." A wrought-iron fence has been shaped to fit a particular ornamental style.


4. Might


Might is physical strength or power. If you try with all your might to climb a difficult rock wall, it means that you try as hard as you can to get to the top.


5. Duly


When you put in a lot of overtime hours at your job, you assume you'll be duly paid. Duly means "properly" or "appropriately."


6. Rendering


Anything that's been interpreted in an artistic form is a rendering — a song, a drawing, a theatrical performance.


7. Vale


A vale is a long depression in the land, usually between two hills and containing a river. A vale is a valley.


8. Sully


To sully is to attack someone's good name and to try to ruin his reputation. If you spread false rumors that Dream cheated in his 1.16 world record speedrun, you would sully Dream’s good reputation.


9. Deference


Sure you wear ripped jeans to school every day, but you don't wear them to your grandmother's house out of deference to her. When you show deference to someone, you make a gesture of respect.


10. Wanton


Wanton describes something excessive, uncontrolled and sometimes even cruel. The principal sees a food fight as a wanton act of vandalism done with wanton disregard for the rules, but the kids might just see it as fun.


Wanna learn more? Then go to Vocabulary.com to learn even more interesting words!

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