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WordMasters 2010 8th Grade Gold 1 2010

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Ruminate
to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
Shortcoming
a failing or deficiency
Abet
assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
Bastion
projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
Bauble
cheap, showy jewelry or ornament
Caesura
a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
Cant
To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
Cloister
seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
Collude
act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
Condescend
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
Defecit
the amount by which expenditures exceed income
Deign
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
Facile
expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
Glib
ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere
Incandescent
shining brilliantly
Incongruous
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
Interstice
small opening between things
Limpid
clear, transparent; readily understood
Lucid
(of language) transparently clear
Meld
to merge or blend
Nebulous
hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
Onerous
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
Persiflage
light, frivolous, flippant style in speaking or writing; banter, raillery
Prognosticate
to predict
Refute
prove to be false or incorrect
Ruminate
to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
Shortcoming
a failing or deficiency