Word Masters Gold Spring 7th Grade

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premonition

an early warning about a future event

quail

draw back, as with fear or pain

spasmodic

occurring in spells and often abruptly

charisma

a personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others

decry

express strong disapproval of

circumspect

heedful of potential consequences

morass

a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

daub

an unskillful painting, a blemish made by dirt

impetuous

characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

misgiving

doubt about someone's honesty

demean

reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

headlong

in a hasty and foolhardy manner

ravage

(usually plural) a destructive action

permeate

penetrate mutually or be interlocked

crotchety

cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims

prowess

a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

withstand

stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

menial

(adj.) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n.) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks

remorse

a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

deign

do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

ersatz

an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation

omen

a sign of something about to happen

curtail

to cut short or reduce

supercilious

expressive of contempt, having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

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