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20 terms

Vocab Unit 8

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abnormal
(adj.) not usual, not typical, strange
capsize
(v) to turn bottom side up, upset
catastrophe
(n) a large scale disaster, misfortune, or failure
decrease
(v) to become or make less; (n) a lessening
disputatious
(adj) inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate
eject
(v) to drive or throw out, evict
flourish
(v) to grow,thrive, be prosperous; to wave in the air; (n) a dramatic gesture; a fanfare of horns
incentive
(n) a reason for doing something; something that stimulates action
insubordinate
(adj) disobedient, rebellious
legible
(adj) easily read
nub
(n) the central point or heart of a matter; a knob
onslaught
(n) a violent attack; a sudden rush of something
ordain
(v) to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as a priest or minister; to destine
outstrip
(v) to get ahead of, do better than, exceed
pervade
(v) to spread throughout
prudent
(adj) cautious, careful,showing good sense
quench
(v) to put out, extinguish, end
remnant
(n) a small part remaining behind
stimultaneous
(adj) happening or extinguishing at the same time
swerve
(v) to turn aside sharply; (n) a sharp sudden turn