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20 terms

8th grade vocabulary lessons 9 & 10

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impel
to push or drive forward; to force, compel, or urge
potential
(adj.) possible, but not having occurred; (n) the capacity for development
restore
(v) to bring back to a former condition; to establish once more; to regain
assumption
(n.) the act of taking something for granted; something that is assumed
controversy
(n) an argument; a debate; a dispute, especially a long and public one
adapt
to change something to make it fit a new use; to adjust something new
basis
the support or foundation on which something rests; the main ingredient
petition
(n) an earnest request; a written, group request; (v) to formally request
omission
the act or state of being left out
primitive
(adj) of, from or like earliest times; simple or crude; (n) someone or something belonging to an early or simple society
immense
very large; enormous; boundless
creative
having the ability to create; imaginative; having originality or expressiveness
insoluble
not able to be dissolved; not able to be solved
consecutive
following in order or without interruption; successive
feasible
capable of being accomplished or carried out; possible
diction
a person's choice of words in speech or writing; manner of pronunciation in speaking or singing
durable
long-lasting; able to resist wear or decay; enduring
ingenious
clever; skillfully inventive; resourceful; imaginative
hilarious
cheerfully funny; producing great amusement
ordeal
a painful or difficult experience