apprehensive adj. Worried Many people are apprehensive about flying, causing them to travel less than they would like.
demureadj • Pretending shyness Little Tammy was demure when the babysitter first arrived, but after her parents left, she became a wild child.
deterrentadj obstacle The gate in front of the stairway was definitely a deterrent to the baby, who loved to climb stairs.
eloquentadj Smooth and persuasive Ken admired his father’seloquent acceptance speech for “Doctor of the Year.”
gurunoun leader Ellie Smith’s friends considered her the guru of party planning.
implyverb Suggest without saying When I offered you some gum, I didn’t mean to imply that you had bad breath!
indelibleadj Permanent September 11, 2001, left an indelible mark on all Americans.
inevitableadj unavoidable Unfortunately, car racing usually results in an inevitable crash of vehicles.
smolderverb Burn with little smoke, no flame The underground fire continued to smolder for days before re-igniting.
stodgyadj Dull & stuffy Although college professor Dr. Wright looked like a stodgy old man, his students admired him.
Words 11 and 12 for this week are: rendezvous & plethora You do not have to make study cards for these two words, but you will have to know the meanings for the quiz on Friday.