8th Grade Vocabulary: Unit 1 Definitions

20 terms by mleigh07

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

adage

(n) a proverb, wise saying

bonanza

(n) a rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable, profitable, or rewarding; a source of wealthy or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain

churlish

(adj) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude

citadel

(n) a fortress that overlooks and protects a city; any strong or commanding place

collaborate

(v) to work with, work together

decree

(n) an order having the force of law; (v) to issue such an order; to command firmly or forcefully

discordant

(adj) disagreeable in sound, jarring, lacking in harmony, conflicting

evolve

(v) to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level

excerpt

(n) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; (v) to take such a passage; to quote

grope

(v) to feel about hesitantly with the hand; to search blindly or uncertainly

hover

(v) to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around

jostle

(v) to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, shove brush against; to compete for

laggard

(n) a person who moves slowly or falls behind; (adj) falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond

plaudits

(n. pl.) applause; enthusiastic praise or approval

preclude

(v) to make impossible, prevent, shut out

revert

(v) to return, go back

rubble

(n) broken stone or bricks; ruins

servile

(adj) of or relating to a slave; behaving like or suitable for a slave or a servant, menial; lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive

vigil

(n) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention

wrangle

(v) to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way; to obtain by argument; to herd; (n) a noisy quarrel

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set