8th Grade Vocabulary - Set 7
Unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome.
|refractory|| adjective |
Stubbornly resistant to authority or control.
|reticent|| adjective |
Quiet and reserved
To tear or burst open.
To be unsure about
|benign|| adjective |
Not dangerous to health
|redundant|| adjective |
|camaraderie|| noun |
The quality of friendship and social ability
|replica|| noun |
A copy that is not the original
|sporadic|| adjective |
Recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances.
|stricture|| noun |
A remark or comment, especially a negative criticism
|surmise|| verb |
To infer from incomplete evidence.
|unearth|| verb |
To bring to light.
|conspicuous|| adjective |
Obvious, without any attempt to hide
|breadth|| noun |
An ability to understand a broad range of topics.
|convoluted|| adjective |
Highly involved or intricate.
|disseminate|| verb |
To cause to become widely known
|escalate|| verb |
To increase in extent or intensity
|lethargic|| adjective |
Characterized by a lack of energy
|megalopolis|| noun |
A very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns).
To require as useful, just, or proper.
|avocation|| noun |
A hobby; an activity that one does for fun, instead of work.
|connotation|| noun |
An idea that is implied or suggested
|divulge|| verb |
To make known to the public what was supposed to be kept a secret.
To reduce to nothingness.