8th Grade Vocabulary Set 1

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WAD's for Wamogo 8th Grade

despicable

adjective
worthy only of being despised and rejected, hated

felony

noun
a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

grimace

noun
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain

indelible

adjective
cannot be removed, washed away or erased

indulge

verb
enjoy to excess

malign

verb
to speak evil of, slander; evil

matriarch

noun
a female head of a family or tribe

patriarch

noun
the male head of family or tribe

quirk

noun
a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn

vignette

noun
a short sketch that provides a clear picture

affluent

adjective
rich, wealthy

discern

verb
to become aware of mentally

lavish

adjective
extravagant or fancy

luminous

adjective
softly bright or radiant

outlandish

adjective
unusual, strange, freakish, weird

philanthropic

adjective
generous in helping the poor

posterity

noun
all future generations

rectify

verb
to set straight or right a situation

conform

verb
to do the accepted/expected thing

gander

noun
a look or glance at something or someone

recur

verb
to happen again

allot

verb
to give out

deduce

verb
To conclude by reasoning

annex

noun
an addition to a building

diligent

adjective
industrious, hardworking

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