8th grade vocabulary lessons 9 & 10

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impel

to push or drive forward; to force, compel, or urge

potential

(adj.) possible, but not having occurred; (n) the capacity for development

restore

(v) to bring back to a former condition; to establish once more; to regain

assumption

(n.) the act of taking something for granted; something that is assumed

controversy

(n) an argument; a debate; a dispute, especially a long and public one

adapt

to change something to make it fit a new use; to adjust something new

basis

the support or foundation on which something rests; the main ingredient

petition

(n) an earnest request; a written, group request; (v) to formally request

omission

the act or state of being left out

primitive

(adj) of, from or like earliest times; simple or crude; (n) someone or something belonging to an early or simple society

immense

very large; enormous; boundless

creative

having the ability to create; imaginative; having originality or expressiveness

insoluble

not able to be dissolved; not able to be solved

consecutive

following in order or without interruption; successive

feasible

capable of being accomplished or carried out; possible

diction

a person's choice of words in speech or writing; manner of pronunciation in speaking or singing

durable

long-lasting; able to resist wear or decay; enduring

ingenious

clever; skillfully inventive; resourceful; imaginative

hilarious

cheerfully funny; producing great amusement

ordeal

a painful or difficult experience

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