Grade 8 Vocabulary: Unit 9

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accelerate

to speed up, cause to move faster

bystander

one who looks on or observes but does not take part

canvass

to go through an area in order to procure votes, sales, or opinions

casual

happening by chance or on an irregular basis; informal

downtrodden

treated unfairly and cruelly; oppressed

entice

to attract, tempt

erode

to wear away gradually, eat away

flounder

to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way

graphic

lifelike, vivid, relating to the pictorial arts

gruesome

horrible, revolting, ghastly

melancholy

sad, gloomy, unhappy

ordeal

a difficult or painful experience; trial

parch

to make dry or thirsty; to shrivel wit heat

persist

to continue steadily in a course of action; to last, remain

puny

of less than normal strength or size; weak, sickly

quibble

a petty objection; raising minor objections

ratify

to approve; confirm

regal

royal, kinglike; fit for a king

stifle

to smother, prevent firm breathing; to hold back or choke off

vital

having life, living; necessary to life; essential

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