28 terms

8th Grade Wordmasters Blue List 3 March 2016

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sanctuary
a place of protection
syn: asylum
mollify
to calm or make less severe, soothe
cogent
Very convincing, logical
scourge
(v) to whip, punish severely;
scourge
(n) a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
obliterate
destroy completely
cursury
hastily done,
syn: hastily done
bauble
trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
repudiate
(v) reject, cast off, deny that something has authority
ascetic
Abstinent or austere in lifestyle (adj); a person who leads an austere and simple life without material pleasures, esp. someone who does this for religious reasons
refugee
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
indulge
Characterized by excessive generosity; overly tolerant
remiss
(adj.) neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
precursor
comes before, forerunner, predecessor
elicit
(v.) to bring forth, draw out, evoke
bellicose
Warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
cant
affected singsong or whining speech
cant
the expression or repetition of conventional or trite opinions or sentiments; especially : the insincere use of pious words
a set or stock phrase
jeorpardize
to expose to danger or risk
maudlin
weakly and effusively sentimental
influx
the arrival or inward flow of a large amount of something (such as money or people)
recant
to publicly say that you no longer have an opinion or belief that you once had; to make an open confession of error
to withdraw or repudiate (a statement or belief) formally and publicly : renounce
poignant
deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions
salve
an unctuous adhesive substance for application to wounds or sores
soothing
brandish
to wave or swing (something, such as a weapon) in a threatening, aggresive or excited manner
potent
very effective : strong such as medicine
having power or authority such as_____ ruler
vestige
a (1) : a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost (2) : the smallest quantity or trace
syn. footprint
vestige
a bodily part or organ that is small and degenerate or imperfectly developed in comparison to one more fully developed in an earlier stage of the individual, in a past generation, or in closely related forms