8th Grade Vocabulary Midterm
Terms in this set (36)
Noun. Words or behavior filled with harshness, a germ or bitterness
Noun. A reduction in the value of an asset with the passage of time, due in particular to wear and tear; decrease in the value of a currency relative to other currencies
Verb. Strengthen a place with defensive works so as to protect it against attack; strengthen mentally or physically
Adjective. Uncalled for, lacking good reason; given or done free of charge
Adjective. Not feeling or showing emotion
Noun. A person who is dissatisfied and rebellious
Adjective. Dissatisfied and complaining or making trouble
Adjective. Exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way; characteristic of tyranny oppressive and controlling
Adjective. Conduct to success, favorable; giving or being a sign of future success; characterized by success
Verb. Force or oblige
Verb. Relieve, ease, pacify
Noun. The state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried; something that causes annoyance, frustration, or worry
Noun. A student who stays away from school without leave or explanation
Adj. wandering, straying
Adjective. comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared.
Noun. action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry, especially deliberately.
Noun. Serious or immediate danger
Verb. Expose to danger, threaten
Verb. Order something (formal)
Noun. an asset or object bought or obtained, typically by a library or museum; the learning or developing of a skill, habit, or quality.
Noun. Morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness
Noun. Critical observation or examination
Adjective. Originating or occuring naturallu in a particular place, native
Adjective. Angry and bitter
Verb. To erase
Adjective. Not showing due respect for another person
Adjective. Never ending or changing, occurring frequently
Verb. Bring or come to an end
Adjective. (of an incident or a person) said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.
Verb. Struggle or stagger helplessly or clumsily in water or mud.
Adjective. relating to or prompted by instinct; apparently unconscious or automatic.
Verb. rebuke (someone), especially officially.
Verb. evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way.
Noun. a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something.
Noun. a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licenses granted for certain activities.
Verb. charge on (goods).
Noun. Intricate and refined delicacy
Verb. do (something) in a subtle and delicate manner.
Adjective. admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
Noun. the way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted (as in baseball, golf, and other sports); a person's posture.
Adjective. Showy but cheap and of poor quality
Noun. Cheap gaudy finery