8th grade unit 9 la vocab

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auxillary

(adj) giving assistance or support; (n) a helper, aid

candid

(adj.) frank, sincere; impartial; unposed

cubicle

(n.) a small room or compartment

drudgery

(n.) work that is hard and tiresome

envoy

(n) a representative or messenger (as of a government)

escalate

(v) to elevate; to increase in intensity

expedient

(n.) a means to an end; (adj.) advantageous, useful

feign

(v) to pretend

flair

(n.) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style

grievous

(adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious

heterogeneous

(adj) composed of different kinds, diverse

horde

(n.) a vast number (as of people); a throng

impel

(v) to force, drive forward

incredulous

(adj.) disbelieving, skeptical

inscribe

(v.) to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list

monologue

(n) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person

prognosis

(n) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation

rasping

(adj.) with a harsh, grating sound; (n.) a harsh sound

repugnant

(adj) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

scuttle

(v.) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; (n.) a pail

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