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8th grade vocab final

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admonish
to criticize, to warn or advise against something
alienate
to cause a person to be distant and unfriendly
malign
to speak evil of, to slander
subvert
to undermine, to weaken
erroneous
wrong, mistaken , false
fallible
able to be mistaken, wrong or in error
faux pas
a minor social error
misinterpret
To understand incorrectly
acquit
to declare not guilty
felony
a serious crime
incarcerate
to put in prison
incriminate
to cause to appear guilty, to give evidence of guilt
embellish
to add decretive details
lavish
to give in great abundance, plentiful and luxurious
profusely
abundentley generous
voracious
extremely hungry for food
administration
manegement of a buisness, the distribuation of
devise
to created by arranging or inventing
dogged
stubbornley pursuing a goal
render
to give or to make available
conspicuous
noticiable, atracting attention
elusive
hard to grasp or capture
intrigue
a secret plot, to fascinate
seclude
to set apart, to hide from view
complacency
self-satisfaction without awareness of danger or trouble
monotony
boring repition, sameness
steadfast
steady, loyal
tranquility
calm, peace, quiet
delineate
to draw or trace an outline
embody
to exemplify, to give a concrete form to an idea
impinge
to intrude upon, to have a negative effect
omnipresent
exsisting everywhere at the same time
martial
warlike
omnipotent
having unlimited power
staunch
firm, loyal
vulnerability
open to injury
eminince
position of fame
indubitably
unquestionably, clearly
momentous
significant, grealty important
superficial
near the surface unimportant
alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds
allusion
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
metaphor
a figure of speech when one thing is spoken as as though it is something else
oxymoron
a combination of words that contradict each other
personification
when a non-human subject is given human chararistics
protagonist
main character in a literary work
simile
when two unlike items are compared using like or as
soliloquy
a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage