8th grade vocab final

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admonish

to criticize, to warn or advise against something

alienate

to cause a person to be distant and unfriendly

malign

to speak evil of, to slander

subvert

to undermine, to weaken

erroneous

wrong, mistaken , false

fallible

able to be mistaken, wrong or in error

faux pas

a minor social error

misinterpret

To understand incorrectly

acquit

to declare not guilty

felony

a serious crime

incarcerate

to put in prison

incriminate

to cause to appear guilty, to give evidence of guilt

embellish

to add decretive details

lavish

to give in great abundance, plentiful and luxurious

profusely

abundentley generous

voracious

extremely hungry for food

administration

manegement of a buisness, the distribuation of

devise

to created by arranging or inventing

dogged

stubbornley pursuing a goal

render

to give or to make available

conspicuous

noticiable, atracting attention

elusive

hard to grasp or capture

intrigue

a secret plot, to fascinate

seclude

to set apart, to hide from view

complacency

self-satisfaction without awareness of danger or trouble

monotony

boring repition, sameness

steadfast

steady, loyal

tranquility

calm, peace, quiet

delineate

to draw or trace an outline

embody

to exemplify, to give a concrete form to an idea

impinge

to intrude upon, to have a negative effect

omnipresent

exsisting everywhere at the same time

martial

warlike

omnipotent

having unlimited power

staunch

firm, loyal

vulnerability

open to injury

eminince

position of fame

indubitably

unquestionably, clearly

momentous

significant, grealty important

superficial

near the surface unimportant

alliteration

repetition of initial consonant sounds

allusion

a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art

metaphor

a figure of speech when one thing is spoken as as though it is something else

oxymoron

a combination of words that contradict each other

personification

when a non-human subject is given human chararistics

protagonist

main character in a literary work

simile

when two unlike items are compared using like or as

soliloquy

a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage

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