Vocabulary 4


Wade (v) - to walk through relatively shallow water
Waft (v) - to be driven or carried along by the air
Wail (n) - a cry of sorrow and grief
Wallow (v) - to devote oneself entirely to something
Wanderlust (n) - a strong impulse or desire to travel
Wardrobe (n) - a collection of clothing
Warranty (n) - a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
Watershed (n) - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
Weary (adj) - physically or mentally fatigued
Whim (n) - a sudden desire
Maternal (adj) – of the mother’s family
Paternal (adj) – of the father’s family
Pauper (n) – an extremely poor person
Antiquated (adj) – old fashioned
Slander (v)– to say something false and damaging

Incorrigible (adj) - Bad beyond recognition or reform
Opaque (adj) - not transparent, impenetrable to light
Paramount (adj) - chief in importance, supreme
Prattle (v) - to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way
Latent (adj) - present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing in potential
Catalyst (n) - something that causes activity or precipitates a change
Exorbitant (adj) - highly excessive
Pensive (adj) - dreamily or wistfully thoughtful
Sprightly (adj) - lively, animated, vivacious 
Tirade (n) - a long, vehement speech
Enthusiastic (adj) - having or showing great excitement and interest
Despondent (adj) - without hope 
Commemorate (v) - to call to remembrance or keep alive the memory of something
Accentuate (v) - to stress, to single out as important
Heritage (n) - that which is inherited

Nadir (n) - an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
Naive (adj) - lack of sophistication or worldliness
Narcissist (n) - someone in love with themselves
Nebulous (adj) - lacking definite form or limits
Necessitate (v) - to require as useful, just, or proper
Nefarious (adj) - extremely wicked
Negligent (adj) - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern
Negligible (adj) - so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
Neophyte (n) - a new participant in some activity
Nepotism (n) - favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs) 
Superfluous (adj) - unnecessary  
Reprieve (n) – a postponement of punishment, temporary relief
Affix (v) - to fasten or to attach
Dubious (adj.) – doubtful
Placidly (adv) – calmly, quietly