Vocabulary (W)

Serial Word Meaning
1 waif n. A homeless, neglected wanderer
2 waistcoat n. A vest
3 waive v. To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim
4 wampum n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency
5 wxane v. To diminish in size and brilliancy
6 wantonness n. Recklessness
7 warlike adj. Belligerent
8 wavelet n. A ripple
9 weak-kneed adj. Without resolute purpose or energy
10 weal n. Well-being
11 wean v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother’s milk to another form of nourishment
12 wearisome adj. Fatiguing
13 wee adj. Very small
14 well-bred adj. Of good ancestry
15 well-doer n. A performer of moral and social duties
16 well-to-do adj. In prosperous circumstances
17 whereabouts n. The place in or near which a person or thing is
18 whereupon adv. After which
19 wherever adv. In or at whatever place
20 wherewith n. The necessary means or resources
21 whet v. To make more keen or eager
22 whimsical adj. Capricious
23 whine v. To utter with complaining tone
24 wholly adv. Completely
25 wield v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command
26 wile n. An act or a means of cunning deception
27 winsome adj. Attractive
28 wintry adj. Lacking warmth of manner
29 wiry adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy
30 witchcraft n. Sorcery
31 witless adj. Foolish, indiscreet, or silly
32 witling n. A person who has little understanding
33 witticism n. A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment
34 wittingly adv. With knowledge and by design
35 wizen v. To become or cause to become withered or dry
36 wizen-faced adj. Having a shriveled face
37 working-man n. One who earns his bread by manual labor
38 workmanlike adj. Like or befitting a skilled workman
39 workmanship n. The art or skill of a workman
40 wrangle v. To maintain by noisy argument or dispute
41 wreak v. To inflict, as a revenge or punishment
42 wrest v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing
43 wretchedness n. Extreme misery or unhappiness
44 writhe v. To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress
45 writing n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs
46 wry adj. Deviating from that which is proper or right