7th Grade Vocabulary Test - Unit 1

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48 terms · 2011-2012

opulent

having wealth; rich

derelict

abandoned especially by the owner or occupant

abet

to aid, help, encourage

finicky

fussy and extremely careful

suffice

be enough or adequate; to have enough.

infusion

an injection of one substance into another; the permeation of one substance by another.

vicissitude

an event that occurs by chance

concise

brief and direct in expression

winsome

charming, pleasing

embezzle

to steal money by falsifying records

elicit

to bring forth, draw out, evoke

ambled

to go slow without hurrying

pillage

to seize or plunder, especially in war; to take over

absolution

freedom from blame, guilt, sin

eloquent

expressive, articulate, moving; one who speaks well

multifarious

having great diversity or variety

stupefy

to overwhelm with shock or amazement; astound

adroit

skillful, dexterous

abstain

to freely choose not to commit an action

lethargic

in a state of sluggishness or apathy

morose

gloomy or sullen

sycophant

one who flatters for self-gain

manifold

diverse, varied

daunting

intimidating, causing one to lose courage

tenuous

having little substance or strength

terrestrial

relating to the land

sovereign

having absolute authority in a certain realm

clairvoyant

able to perceive (sense) things that normal people cannot

abase

to humiliate, degrade

clamor

loud noise

debacle

a disastrous failure, disruption

polemic

an aggressive argument against a specific opinion

stagnate

to become or remain inactive, not develop, not flow

ingenuous

not devious; innocent and candid

serendipity

luck, finding good things without looking for them

plethora

an abundance, excess

mawkish

characterized by sick sentimentality; emotionally weak.

liability

something for which one is legally responsible, usually involving a disadvantage or risk

indignation

anger sparked by something unjust or unfair

adorn

to decorate

adulation

extreme praise

entail

to include as a necessary step

languid

sluggish from fatigue or weakness

abhor

to hate, detest

larceny

obtaining another's property by theft or trickery

poignant

deeply affecting, moving

timorous

timid, fearful

delve

intensive and thorough research

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