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20 terms

unit 9 vocab 7th grade

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accelerate
to speed up, cause to move faster; to bring about more quickly
bystander
one who looks on or observes, a person present but not taking part
canvass
to go through an area in order to procure votes, sales, or opinions; to go over in detail
casual
happening by chance or on an irregular basis; showing little concern
downtrodden
treated unfairly and cruelly, oppressed
entice
to attract, attempt
erode
to wear away gradually, eat away
flounder
to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way
graphic
lifelike, vivid; relating to the pictorial arts
gruesome
horrible, revolting, ghastly
melancholy
sad, gloomy, unhappy, sadness
ordeal
a difficult or painful experience, a trial
parch
to make dry and thirsty; to shrivel with heat
persist
to continue steadily in a course of action, refuse to stop or be changed; to last, remain
puny
of less than normal strength or size; of no importance
quibble
to evade or belittle a point by twisting words or raising minor objections
ratify
to approve, give formal approval to
regal
royal, kinglike; fit for a king
stifle
to smother, prevent from breathing; to hold back or choke off
vital
having life, living; necessary to life, essential; key, crucial