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7th+8th Grade Reading Vocabulary
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01/03/2011

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BULWARK
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(n.)  protection against external danger;  safeguard
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UNDULATING
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(v. or adj.)  to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion;  wavy
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PERCEPTIBLE
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(adj.)  capable of being perceived or recognized; detectable by the senses
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INCANDESCENCE
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(n.)  the emission of visible light by a body; brilliance
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OBSCURE
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(adj. or v.)  not clear or plain, vague, uncertain;  to conceal or make something vague or uncertain
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ALGAE
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(n.)  any variety of small water plants characterized by the absence of roots, branches, or stems
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BARNACLE
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(n.)  a small shellfish that attaches itself to submerged objects
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ESTUARY
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(n.)  the broad spot where a river meets the sea; delta
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HUMMOCK
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(n.)  mound of earth or rock
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MANGROVE
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(n.)  tree that grows in warm, marshy areas
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JUDICIOUS
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(adj.)  having or showing good sense or judgment; wise; prudent
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RESIDUE
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(n.) the small part that remains of something after the main part has been taken away
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LUCENT
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(adj.) glowing or giving off light
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DISPARAGE
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(v.)  to speak of in a belittling manner; to express a negative opinion of
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PROPHECY
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(n.)  a prediction about something in the future, often a result of spiritual powers
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SUBJUGATION
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(n.)  forced submission to control by others; oppression
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NIHILISM
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(n.) rejection of all laws and order;  the belief that values, meaning, and goodness do not exist in the world
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ASSIDUOUSLY
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(adv.)  carefully and busily
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EMINENT
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(adj.)  well-known, an recognized expert in a particular field, well-respected
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RETRIBUTION
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(n.)  a deserved punishment
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SPECIOUS
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(adj.)  seeming to be true without really being so
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GUILE
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(n.)  craftiness, cleverness, deceitfulness
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ALTERATIVE
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(adj.)  causing a change or alteration in something
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UNOBTRUSIVELY
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(adv.)  without calling attention to oneself; without causing a stir
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COPACETIC
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(adj.)  all systems fine; completely satisfactory; OK
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EXTRAVAGANT
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(adj.)  spending much more than is wise; wasteful; going beyond what is just or deserved
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COUNTENANCE
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1. (n.)  appearance, especially the look or expression of the face

 

2.  (v.) to accept or approve of

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BENIGN
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(adj.)  having a kindly disposition; gracious, gentle, or kind
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COAGULATE
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(v.)  to change from a liquid into a thickened mass; to form a clot as in blood
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LETHARGY
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(n.) the state of being drowsy, listless, indifferent or lazy; lacking energy
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VITALITY
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(n.)  physical strength or mental vigor; great energy
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LIQUEFY
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(v.)  to make or become liquid
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FRUGAL
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(adj.)  economical in use or expenditure; not wasteful; meager or scanty as in a frugal meal
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MALIGNANT
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(adj.)  disposed to cause harm, suffering or death
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OPPOSE
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(v.)  to act against or provide resistance to; to be hostile or adverse to
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EDIFICE
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(n.)  a building, especially one of large or imposing size; any large or complex structure
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EXHILARATION
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(n.)  a state of high excitement, interest, or stimulation
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LAMENT
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(v.)  to show sorrow or regret; to mourn deeply
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RETRIEVE
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(v.)  to recover or regain; to bring back
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SEARING
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(v.)  burning or charring the surface of
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IMMIGRATE
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(v.)  to enter a country or region in which one was not born in order to make a permanent home there
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MOODINESS
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(n.)  tending to have changing especially gromy or sullen moods

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WANGLE
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(v.)  to bring about or get through cleverness, tricky, or deceit
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FAZE
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(v.)  to upset; disconcert
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COLLAPSIBLE
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(adj.) capable of being collapsed or disassembled, usually for carrying
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CALLIGRAPHY
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(n.)  fancy penmanship or highly decorative handwriting
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FINICKY
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(adj.)  too particular, fussy, difficult to please
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INCRIMINATE
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(v.)  to charge with a crime or fault
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BUNGLE
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(v.)  to work or act in a poor or clums way
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SEETHE
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(v.)  to be very disturbed or agitated
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MORBID
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(adj.)  suggesting an unhealthy or unwholesome state of mind; unnaturally concerned with death, disease, etc.
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DOGGED
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(adj.)  persistent or determined in effort; stubborn
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SEMAPHORE
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(n.) a way of conveying information by using flags or lights; signalling
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VERDANT
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(adj.)  green with vegetation; the color green
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BOORISH
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(adj.)  like a boor; unmannered, crude, insensitive
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CONVOLUTED
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(adj.)  complicated, intricately involved; twisted or coiled
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INDIGO
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(adj.)  a dark blue dye obtained from plants; the dark blue color
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SCAPULA
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(n.)  the triangular-shaped shoulder bone
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VALE
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(n.)  a valley
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BEADLE
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(n.)  a minor official, a 'gofer'
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PENURY
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(n.)  very great poverty
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WAIF
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(n.)  a person with no family of home; anything without an owner
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SYNAGOGUE
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(n.)  a Jewish house of worship
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SURREPTIOUSLY
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(adv.)  doing something in a secret of stealthy manner
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ABYSS
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(n.)  a bottomless depth
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AGGRAVATING
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(adj. or v.)  causing irritation, annoyance, or exasperation
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APPALLED
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(v.)  to be filled or overwhelmed with consternation, horror, or fear
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COMPASSIONATE
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(adj.)  a feeling of deep sorrow or sympathy for another who has suffered misfortune