WW 1-12 Book 5, 8th Grade- Mr. P. Martin

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plausible

apparently true

castigate

scold severely

doggerel

loosely styled verse

parable

short story teaching a lesson

complicated

not simple

effective

in force

effective

able to produce the desired result

zealous

very enthusiastic

create

bring into being

gnome

fairy-tale dwarf

semblance

outward appearance

dire

dreadful

exceptional

unusually good

expletives

swearwords

expletives

words without meaning in the sentence

inured

accustomed

fluctuate

go up and down

pare

cut down on

cockade

ribbon worn on a hat

lei

ring of flowers worn around the neck

disrupt

disturb

allude

refer

scourge

whip

eliminate

remove

unseemly

improper

clarity

clearness

knell

slow tolling of bells

triplicate

three copies

authentic

genuine

hireling

person in the pay of another

rampant

spreading wildly

optimist

cheerful person

succinct

concise

illustrious

very famous

legible

easy to read

stupor

daze

donate

give to a cause

bustle

noisy movement

preliminary

early

financial

money

statue

law

scour

scrub

memorable

long-remembered

impair

damage

refrain

hold back

prim

stiffly formal

unscathed

unharmed

bondage

slavery

acclaim

praise

indisposed

slightly ill

timorous

fearful

extensive

widespread

obscene

indecent

belligerent

quarrelsome

flippant

jokingly disrespectful

maze

complicated network of passages

blizzard

heavy snowstorm

recurrence

repetition

murky

dark and gloomy

twinge

anxious feeling

minute

very tiny

principle

important truth, underlying idea, honesty

wax

grows fuller

participate

take part

summon

send for

chronic

long-lasting

pagan

worshiping many gods

outraged

angered

silt

fine sand

oblique

slanting, indirect

felon

criminal

melee

noisy fight

compensate

pay

enthrall

fascinate

infallible

never to make a mistake

intermittent

stopping and starting

estuary

place where a large river meets the sea

concise

short and clear

determine

make up one's mind

tense

nervous

pamper

give in to

reluctant

unwilling

oasis

watering place in the desert

recollect

remember

shear

cut, clip the wool off

onslaught

fierce attack

pawn

person used by others

sedentary

one who sits, lazy

interminable

endless

atrocity

terrible crime

victuals

food

nomads

one who wanderers from place to place

despot

unjust ruler

diehard

stubborn person

thesis

long researched essay

impunity

no fear of punishment

sheer

fine

strew

scatter

stupefy

amaze

livid

pale with rage

rubble

broken bricks

stupefy

dazed

sheer

swerve

sheer

steep

thesis

main idea

overt

open

terse

using few words

inspire

arouse to action

epoch

period in history

prow

front

hovel

shack

contemporary

modern

chassis

automobile frame

worthless

valueless

entrails

internal parts or guts of an animal

waned

grew weaker

hurtled

moved very fast

trepidation

fear

sacred

religious

principal

money borrowed

contemporary

person who lived at the same time as another

staples

sugar, flour, etc.

staples

wire fasteners

deprive

keep from having

abyss

deep opening

supple

adaptable

stigmatize

give a bad name

immerse

put into water

excel

do better than others

miniature

very small

scruple

feel it wrong

welt

mark caused by a blow

tumbrel

cart

recoup

get back

naive

inexperienced

rickety

shaky

billowed

swelled out

writhe

twist and turn

slovenly

messy

affront

insult

eerie

mysterious

sociable

friendly in the company of others

confer

talk

perpetual

constant

radiant

beaming

floes

large floating sheets of ice

wreathe

twist into a ring

fervor

intense emotion

habitual

often repeated

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