Unit 7 Vocabulary 7th grade Level B

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amiss

(Adj) faulty, imperfect, not as it should be; (Adv) in a mistaken or improper way, wrongly

brawl

(n) a noisy quarrel or fight; (v) to quarrel or fight noisily

detest

(v.) to hate, dislike very much, loathe

domestic

(adj) native to a country, not foreign; relating to the life or affairs of a household; (n) a household servant

flagrant

(adj) extremely bad, glaring; scandalous, notorious

flaw

(n.) a slight fault, defect, crack

fledgling

(n) an inexperienced person, beginner; a young bird about to leave the nest; (adj) inexperienced, budding

fluster

(v.) to make or become confused, agitated, or nervous; (n.) a state of confusion or agitation

foremost

(adj.) chief, most important, primary; (adv.) in the first place

momentum

(n) the force or speed with which something moves

notable

(adj.) striking, remarkable; (n.) a person who is well known, distinguished, or outstanding in some way

nurture

(v.) to bring up, care for, train, nourish; (n.) rearing, training, upbringing

paradox

(n.) a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities

perjury

(n.) the act of swearing to a lie

presume

(v.) to take for granted, assume or suppose; to dare, take upon oneself, take liberties

prior

(adj) earlier, former

proficient

(adj) skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity

salvo

(n.) a burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute; a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack

vigilant

(adj.) wide-awake, alert, watchful

wrath

(n.) intense anger

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