Vocabulary Workshop (Level C) Unit 7

Vocabulary Workshop (Level C) UNIT 7
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acme
the highest point (noun)
attribute
a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something (verb)
belittle
to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
convey
to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
doctrine
a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
excise
a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
exotic
foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
haggard
(adj.) thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
jaunty
(adj.) lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
juncture
a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
menial
(adj.) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n.) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
parry
(v.) to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; (n.) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
predatory
preying on, plundering, or piratical
ravage
(v.) to destroy, lay waste, ruin; (n.) ruinous damage, destruction
stance
(N) a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
tawdry
showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
turncoat
a person who switches to an opposing side or party
unassuming
not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
wallow
to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance; a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse
waver
to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision