[PLC Grade 7] Vocabulary Lessons 16-20

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bluster

v. To talk in a loud and bullying manner.
n. Loud, boastful or threatening talk or commotion.

blustering

adj. Blowing loudly and violently.

council

n. A group of people who meet to decide or plan something, give advice, or make laws.

dwell

v. 1) To live or reside. 2) To keep thinking about.

dwelling

n. A house or home.

exterminate

v. To kill or destroy completely.

fee

n. A fixed sum of money charged.

garment

n. Any piece of clothing.

infest

v. To overrun in a way that causes harm or annoyance.

insist

v. To take a stand and hold firmly to it.

insistent

adj. Unyielding; firm.

paltry

adj. Very small and worthless; hardly worth considering.

peculiar

adj. 1) Odd; strange. 2) Limited to a person, country, group, or thing.

rash

n. 1) A breaking out of red spots on the skin. 2) A series of outbreaks.
adj. Too hasty or reckless.

revenge

n. 1) The desire to return harm for harm done. 2) The act of paying back wrong done.
v. To get even for a wrong done; to retaliate.

rodent

n. An animal with sharp teeth for gnawing.
adj. Of or relating to rodents.

swarm

v. To move in large numbers.
n. A large, moving crowd or mass.

vat

n. A large container such as a tub or barrel used for holding liquids.

breach

n. 1) An opening made by battering. 2) A breaking or being broken.
v. 1) To break through. 2) To fail to keep; to break.

clammy

adj. Cold and damp.

construct

v. To build; to make by fitting the parts together.

construction

n. 1) The act of building. 2) Something that is built.

elaborate

adj. Having great detail; done with much care.
v. To give more details.

fragrant

adj. Having a pleasant smell.

fragrance

n. A sweet or pleasant smell.

furnish

v. 1) To equip with what is needed; to supply. 2) To put furniture into.

furnishings

n. (plural) Articles of furniture for the home or office.

haven

n. A place of safety; a sanctuary.

install

v. 1) To put in place or set up. 2) To place into office.

massive

adj. Very large and solid; heavy.

repel

v. 1) To drive away. 2) To throw off; to shed. 3) To disgust.

repellent

n. Something that repels.
adj. 1) Able to repel. 2) Disgusting.

restore

v. 1) To give back. 2) To bring back to the original condition.

restoration

n. 1) The bringing back to the original condition. 2) The thing that is brought back to its original state.

retaliate

v. To return an injury, usually in the same way.

retaliation

n. The act of retaliating.

stench

n. A bad smell.

strew

v. To scatter.

vicinity

n. The nearby or surrounding area.

abroad

adv. Away from one's own country.

anguish

n. Extreme pain of the body or mind.
v. To suffer extreme doubts or uncertainties.

commence

v. To start; to begin.

commend

v. 1) To speak of with approval; to praise. 2) To put in the care of.

controversy

n. A public dispute that arouses strong feelings.

controversial

adj. Causing controversy.

cordial

adj. Sincerely warm and friendly.

dissent

v. To disagree.
n. The expression of a difference of opinion.

earnest

adj. Serious and important; not light and playful.

elicit

v. To draw out or to cause.

exhilaration

n. Excitement; a state of elation.

exhilarating

adj. Exciting; stimulating.

exhilarate

v. To excite; to cause to feel lively.

genuine

adj. 1) Real; being what it seems to be. 2) Honest; sincere.

hoax

n. An act intended to fool or deceive others.
v. To fool; to play a trick on.

manipulate

v. 1) To operate using the hands, especially in a skillful way. 2) To control in a secret or unfair way.

recount

v. To give a detailed account of.
n. A second count, as of the vote in an election.

skeptic

n. A person who is not easy to convince unless positive proof is offered.

skeptical

adj. Showing doubt or an unwillingness to believe.

skepticism

n. An attitude of doubt or disbelief.

corrode

v. To eat or wear away by degrees, usually by chemical action.

corrosion

n. The process or the result of corroding.

debris

n. 1) Broken, scattered remains. 2) Litter; rubbish.

elated

adj. Happy and excited; overjoyed.

elation

n. A feeling of great joy and excitement.

exploit

n. A brave or daring act; an adventure.
v. 1) To make full use of; to utilize. 2) To use in a selfish way; to take unfair advantage of.

leeway

n. An extra amount of time or space that allows some freedom.

miniature

adj. On a small scale
n. 1) A very small copy. 2) A small painting, especially a portrait.

mobile

n. An artistic structure with parts that move easily.
adj. Easily moved.

onset

n. A start or a beginning.

ooze

n. Soft, watery mud, as at the bottom of a lake or the sea.
v. To leak out slowly.

pathetic

adj. 1) Causing feelings of pity or sorrow. 2) Held in low esteem; arousing scorn.

preliminary

adj. Coming at the beginning; coming before the main event or activity.

quest

n. A hunt or search.

restrain

v. To hold back; to keep under control.

restraint

n. 1) A holding back or keeping under control. 20 Something used to control or hold in check.

salvage

v. To save from destruction or loss.
n. Property saved from loss or destruction.

scour

v. 1) To clean by scrubbing hard. 2) To search thoroughly.

awe

n. A feeling of fear or nervous wonder and respect.
v. To fill with awe.

awesome

adj. Causing feelings of awe.

catastrophe

n. Something that causes great loss and suffering; a terrible disaster.

collide

v. To come together with great force.

collision

n. The act of colliding.

consequence

n. 1) A result or outcome. 2) Importance.

deceive

v. To cause to believe something that is not true.

deceptive

adj. Intended to or likely to deceive or mislead.

deception

n. An act of deceiving.

fatality

n. A death resulting from an accident or a disaster.

improvise

v. 1) To compose or perform without preparation. 2. To make do with whatever is on hand.

loom

n. A machine or device for weaving cloth.
v. 1) To appear in a sudden and frightening way. 2) To get frighteningly close.

lull

v. To cause to relax.
n. A temporary calm or quiet period.

placid

adj. Calm and peaceful.

predicament

n. A difficult or trying situation.

priority

n. The state or condition of being before another in importance or time.

reinforce

v. To increase or strengthen.

reinforcements

n. (plural) Extra people such as soldiers or police sent to provide help.

stern

n. The rear part of a boat.
adj. Unpleasantly severe.

treacherous

adj. 1) Not to be trusted. 2) Actually dangerous while seeming to be safe.

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