7th Grade Vocabulary List

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Abate

become less in amount or intensity

abnormal

not normal

abode

housing that someone is living in

abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

accelerate

move faster

acclaim

enthusiastic approval

acknowledge

accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority

acquire

come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

aspire

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

acrid

harsh or corrosive in tone

addict

someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

adjacent

near or close to but not necessarily touching

admonish

warn strongly

affliction

a cause of great suffering and distress

agitate

change the arrangement or position of

ajar

partly open

akin

related to or alike

allege

report or maintain

annihilate

kill in large numbers

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

antagonize

provoke the hostility of

apathy

the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

arbitrate

act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

astute

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

authentic

not counterfeit or copied

avert

turn away or aside

Bellow

a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

beseech

ask for or request earnestly

bestow

present

bewilder

be a mystery or bewildering to

bigot

a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own

blatant

conspicuously and offensively loud

bleak

offering little or no hope, offering little or no hope

braggart

a very boastful and talkative person

brawl

a noisy fight in a crowd

browse

the act of feeding by continual nibbling

bystander

a nonparticipant spectator

Candid

openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness

canine

any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

canny

showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

capricious

determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

capsize

overturn accidentally

casual

hasty and without attention to detail

casualty

a decrease of military personnel or equipment

catastrophe

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

cater

supply food ready to eat

chorus

a group of people assembled to sing together

citrus

any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp

clamber

an awkward climb

climax

the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

compromise

an accommodation in which both sides make concessions

concur

happen simultaneously

confront

deal with (something unpleasant) head on

congested

overfull as with blood

conjure

engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

consult

advise professionally

corrupt

alter from the original

counterfeit

a copy that is represented as the original

covet

wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

customary

commonly used or practiced

Debut

the act of beginning something new

deceased

someone who is no longer alive

dependent

a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)

despondent

without or almost without hope

detach

cause to become detached or separated

devour

eat greedily

dishearten

take away the enthusiasm of

dismal

depressing in character or appearance

dismantle

...

distraught

deeply agitated especially from emotion

docile

willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

downright

complete and without restriction or qualification

drone

stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen

dumbfound

be a mystery or bewildering to

Emblem

special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

endure

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

ensue

issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.)

enthrall

hold spellbound

epidemic

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

erode

remove soil or rock

exuberant

produced or growing in extreme abundance

Fathom

(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore

feud

a bitter quarrel between two parties

figment

a contrived or fantastic idea

firebrand

someone who deliberately foments trouble

flabbergast

overcome with amazement

flagrant

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

flaw

defect or weakness in a person's character

fruitless

unproductive of success

Gaudy

a celebratory feast held annually at one of the colleges in a British university

geography

study of the earth's surface

gratify

yield (to)

gravity

(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe

grim

shockingly repellent

grimy

thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

grueling

characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion

gruesome

shockingly repellent

Haggle

an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

headlong

with the head foremost

hilarious

marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter

homage

respectful deference

homicide

the killing of a human being by another human being

hospitable

disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity

hurtle

throw forcefully

hybrid

an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock

Illiterate

a person unable to read

impede

block passage through

implore

call upon in supplication

incident

a single distinct event

incredulous

not disposed or willing to believe

infamous

having an exceedingly bad reputation

infuriate

make furious

insinuate

give to understand

intensified

made more intense

inundate

fill or cover completely, usually with water

irate

feeling or showing extreme anger

Lavish

very generous

legacy

(law) a gift of personal property by will

legitimate

authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law

lethal

of an instrument of certain death

loath

unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

lurk

wait in hiding to attack

Magnetic

possessing an extraordinary ability to attract

mirth

great merriment

quench

cool by plunging into cold water

magnitude

the property of relative size or extent

maternal

relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

maul

a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

mellow

make or grow (more) mellow

momentum

an impelling force or strength

mortify

undergo necrosis

mull

an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides

murky

so shaded as to be dark or gloomy

Narrative

consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story

negligent

marked by insufficient care or attention

nimble

moving quickly and lightly

nomadic

(of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently

noteworthy

worthy of notice

notify

give information or notice to

notorious

having an exceedingly bad reputation

nurture

provide with nourishment

Obnoxious

causing disapproval or protest

oration

an instance of oratory

orthodox

adhering to what is commonly accepted

overwhelm

charge someone with too many tasks

Pamper

treat with excessive indulgence

patronize

be a regular customer or client of

peevish

easily irritated or annoyed

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