100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

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From 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know published by American Heritage Dictionaries

meander

to follow a winding or turning course

contortion

a sharp twist or bend in something

jabber

to talk rapidly and in a senseless manner, chatter

waft

to float easily and gently on the air; drift

adversary

an opponent or enemy

diminish

to make or become smaller or less; reduce or decrease

luminous

giving off light; shining

jostle

to bump roughly agains another person or thing

headway

progress toward a destination or goal

recluse

a person who lives alone or has little to do with other people

serenity

the quality of being calm, peaceful, or untroubled

swagger

to walk in a way that makes you look as if you think you are important or very confident; strut

multitude

a very large number

furtive

done or acting in a way that is intended not to be noticed

dismal

causing gloom or depression; dreary

jabber

to talk rapidly or in a senseless manner; chatter

aplomb

self-confidence, especially in a difficult situation; poise, assurace

deft

quick and skillful

illuminate

to provide with light or cast light upon someone or something

exasperation

a state of anger, impatience, or great irritation

narrate

to tell a story or describe a series of events

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