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20 terms

Grade 8: Unit 15 // Vocab

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abyss
(n.) a deep or bottomless pit
befall
(v.) to happen, occur; to happen to
crucial
(adj.) of supreme importance, decisive, critical
dregs
(n. pl.) the last remaining part; the part of least worth
embody
(v.) to give form to; to incorporate, include; to personify
exasperate
(v.) to irritate, annoy, or anger
fiasco
(n.) the complete collapse or failure of a project
garnish
(v.) to adorn or decorate, especially food; (n.) an ornament or decoration, especially for food
heritage
(n.) an inheritance; a birthright
inert
(adj.) lifeless, unable to move or act; slow, inactive
mercenary
(adj.) acting or working for self-gain only; (n.) a hired soldier, a soldier of fortune
negligent
(adj.) marked by carelessness or indifference; failing to do what should be done
oblivion
(n.) forgetfulness, disregard; a state of being forgotten; an amnesty, general pardon
opus
(n.) an impressive piece of work, especially a musical composition or other work of art
pallid
(adj.) pale, lacking color; weak and lifeless
parable
(n.) a short narrative designed to teach a moral lesson
rational
(adj.) based on reasoning; able to make use of reason; sensible, reasonable
reciprocal
(adj.) shared; involving give-and-take between two persons or things; working in both directions; (n.) (math) a number that, when multiplied by another number, gives 1
stricture
(n.) a limitation or restriction; a criticism; (medicine) a narrowing of a passage in the body
veneer
(n.) a thin outer layer; a surface appearance or decoration; (v.) to cover with a thin layer