WordMasters 2010 8th Grade Gold 1 2010

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Ruminate

to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud

Shortcoming

a failing or deficiency

Abet

assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

Bastion

projecting part of a rampart or other fortification

Bauble

cheap, showy jewelry or ornament

Caesura

a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)

Cant

To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.

Cloister

seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

Collude

act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose

Condescend

do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

Defecit

the amount by which expenditures exceed income

Deign

do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

Facile

expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

Glib

ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere

Incandescent

shining brilliantly

Incongruous

lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

Interstice

small opening between things

Limpid

clear, transparent; readily understood

Lucid

(of language) transparently clear

Meld

to merge or blend

Nebulous

hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused

Onerous

troublesome and oppressive; burdensome

Persiflage

light, frivolous, flippant style in speaking or writing; banter, raillery

Prognosticate

to predict

Refute

prove to be false or incorrect

Ruminate

to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud

Shortcoming

a failing or deficiency

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