Grade 8 Final Vocab for Exam

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appertaining

to belong as a proper function or part

consort

a companion or partner

mantle

a cloak

tedious

moving or progressing very slowly

beguiled

a deceive by guile

validity

well grounded

abhors

to reject vehemently

beseech

to request earnestly

profaners

those who have irreverence for what is sacred

pernicious

evil; wicked

augmenting

to make (something already developed) greater

portentous

foreboding

transgression

a violation of a law, command or duty

posterity

future generations

languish

to become weak or feeble

heretics

a person who holds controversial opinions- based on heresy

esteem

regard with respect

obscured

indistinctly heard; faint

boisterous

rough and stormy; violent

alderman

a member of the municipal legislative body

benefice

a church office endowed with fixed capital assets

purged

to free from impurities

loathed

to dislike (someone or something) greatly

inundation

to cover with water

prorogue

to discontinue a session

arbitrating

to submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration

orisons

a prayer

culled

to gather; collected

solace

comfort in sorrow

dirges

a funeral hymns or lament

presage

an omen

penury

destitution

impeach

to challenge the validity of; try to discredit

invocation

an incantation used in conjuring

envious

feeling, expressing or characterized by envy

discourse

to narrate or discuss

enmity

deep-seated, often mutual hatred

impute

to attribute; credit

predominant

most common or conspicuous

chide

to express disapproval

rancor

bitter

lamentable

to express grief for or about

poultice

a soft, moist mass of bread, meal, clay or other material

drudge

a person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work

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