32 terms

English 7: Q1 Vocab Review (1-8)

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Noun
a word that refers to a person, place, or thing
Verb
a word that expresses action or relationship
Muster
to assemble troops, etc., as for inspection; to gather, summon, rouse (v): the act of mustering; an assembly or assemblage (n)
Grim
stern and admitting of no compromise; of a sinister or ghastly character; harsh surly, forbidding
Scathe
to attack with severe criticism; to hurt, harm, injure
Prate
to talk excessively and pointlessly
Harry
to annoy, harass, be a nuisance
Couth
showing or having good manners or sophistication; smooth
Lollygag
to spend time idly; to loaf or laze about
Rife
often or frequent occurrence; abundant, numerous
Brackish
where saltwater meets with freshwater; having salty or briny flavor or odor; distasteful, unpleasant
Cadge
to obtain by imposing on another's generosity; to borrow without intent to repay; beg or sponge
Tumult
noisy and violent commotion or disturbance of a crowd; uproar; highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling
Deft
nimble; skillful; dexterous; clever
Daft
senseless, stupid, or foolish; insane, crazy
Flounce
Verb: to go or move with impatient, exaggerated movements; to throw the body and limbs about
Noun: the act of flouncing
Disdain
to look upon with contempt; despise, scorn; to think unworthy of notice
Slaver
to let saliva drool from the mouth; slobber; drool; to fawn over or treat with overmuch adoration
Dire
causing or involving great trouble, disaster, fear or suffering; desperate or urgent
Scourge
a whip or lash, especially for the infliction of pain or torture; a cause of affliction, pain, or suffering
Odious
deserving or causing hatred; highly offensive, repellent, repugnant, disgusting
Arrogant
making claims or pretensions to superior importance; overbearingly assuming or proud; showing an extreme sense if self- importance or superiority
Pent-up
confined, restrained; not vented or expressed; curbed
Assuage
to make milder or less severe; relieve, ease, mitigate; to soothe or to calm; to mollify
Melodramatic
exaggerated or emotional or sentimental; over dramatic, sensationalized
Bard
a poet, especially one who composes or recites epic or heroic poems, often while playing the lyre or harp
Spate
a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring; a flood, inundation, or a heavy rainstorm
In vain
a) without effect; to no purpose b) in an improper or irreverent manner
Peerless
without equal; matchless; unrivaled
Infatuation
foolish, all-absorbing passion; the object of this
Wily
crafty; cunning
Woebegone
beset or affected by woe, especially in appearance
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