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Week 3 Vocab

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1: Beetling | (v) to overhang; jut (adj) overhang; prominent | sounds like "Beating". After being physically beaten in the face, Jack's nose was quite prominent after being punched out of place.

2: Boor | (n) 1. A churlish, rude or unmannerly person 2. A country bumpkin; rustic; yokel 3. peasant | Sounds just like "Boar", animal which most associate with rudeness, the country, and poorness.

3: Perennial | (adj) lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring | from Latin "Perenni" lasting the whole year and "Annus" year.

4: avail | (v) to be of use or benefit | from Latin "valere" to be of worth.

5: Stultify | (V) to render absurdly or wholly futile or ineffectual, especially by degrading or frustrating means. | from Latin "stultus" stupid and "Facere" to make.

6: Languid | (adj) 1. lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow 2. lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent. 3. drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint. | Sounds like "Lame Kid". one who is lame is incapable of using their limbs, therefore would lack the vitality needed to do anything that would require using them.

7: Lariat | (N) a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso. | from Spanish "la reata" the rope.

8: decorticate | (v) to remove the bark, husk, or outer covering from | From Latin "De-" down from and "Cortic" bark.

9: Erudition | (n) knowledge acquired by study, research, etc | From Latin "Erudum" instruct and "-ion" state of.

10: Winsome | (adj) sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging. | From old English "wyn" Joy and "sum" some.

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