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Sadlier-Oxford Level B: Chapter 8 Vocabulary and Spelling Words

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