100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know

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ignite

verb-to cause something to start burning; to begin to burn; catch fire-Latin

illuminate

verb-to provide with light or cast light on someone or something-Latin

impending

adjective-about to occur-Latin

imperious

adjective-arrogant; overbearing; domineering-Latin

jabber

verb-to talk rapidly and in a senseless manner; chatter-English

jargon

noun-the specialized language of a trade, profession, or group of people-Middle English

jostle

verb-to bump roughly against another person or thing-English

jut

verb-To extend sharply outward or upward; project-French

kindle

verb-To build and start a fire; To arouse or excite a feeling-Middle English

knoll

noun-A small, rounded hill-Dutch

luminous

adjective-Giving off light; shining-Latin

malleable

adjective-Capable of being shaped or formed by pressing, hammering, or another forceful action-Latin

materialize

verb-To appear out of nowhere-Latin

meander

verb-To follow a winding and turning course-Latin

meticulous

adjective-showing great concern of details; extremely careful or precise-English

misgivings

plural noun-feelings of doubt or concern

momentum

noun-a quantity used to measure the motion of a body equal to the product of its mass and the velocity; any change in the speed or direction of a body changes its momentum-Latin

monotonous

adjective-dull because of being always the same-Greek

multitude

noun-a very large number-Latin

muster

verb-to bring a group of soldiers together; assemble; to bring forth a feeling or ability from within one's self-French

narrate

verb-to tell a story or describe a series of events; to provide or read the spoken comments for a documentary or other video-Latin

obscure

adjective-difficult to understand; vague; not widely known about
verb-to conceal from view;hide

ominous

adjective-being a sign of trouble, danger, or disaster; threatening-Latin

outlandish

adjective-unconventional;strange-English

persistent

adjective-refusing to give up or stop; continuing despite difficulties; repeating or continuing without stopping-Latin

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