Vocabulary words 8th Grade

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Tangible
(Adjective) Able to be touched or sensed
Prolific
(Adjective) Very productive and creative
Deluge
(Noun) A Severe Flood; a great number of things all arriving at the same time
Surrogate
(Noun) A substitute
Meager
(Adjective) Lacking in quality or quantity
Altruistic
(Adjective) Doing good for others
Amicable
(Adjective). Having a spirit of friendliness
Aspiration
(Noun) A strong desire to achieve something
Astute
(Adjective) Sharp, Shrewd, Observant
Benevolence
(Noun) Goodness, Goodwill
Aloof
(Adjective) Keeping a distance, condescending
Obstinate
(Adjective) Refusing to changes ones opinions or course of action
Belligerent
(Adjective) Hostile, Warlike
Browbeat
(Verb) To intimidate with stern looks or words
Incompetent
(Adjective) Not able to do something properly
Aggravate
(Verb) To make worse
Subjected
(Verb) Forced to undergo something
Impasse
(Noun) A deadlock, a point at which one can go no further
Mar
(Verb) To spoil, to mark
Sedate
(Verb) To calm, especially by use of a drug
Clarity
(Noun) Clearness
Zeal
(Noun) Great energy or enthusiasm for a cause or objective
Riveted
(Adjective) To attract or engross someone's attention
Meticulous
(Adjective) Careful, paying attention to every detail
Pious
(Adjective) Deeply Religious
Abhor
(Verb) To hate or detest
Disparage
(Verb) To criticize or insult
Embellish
(Verb) To make a statement more interesting by adding details
Scorn
(Verb) To abuse or treat with no respect
Recuperate
(Verb) To heal or return to good health
Cacophony
(Noun) Jaring or unpleasant sounds
Evanescence
(Noun) The quality of lasting a short time
Ravenous
(Adjective) Extremely hungry
Mercurial
(Adjective) Subject to rapid and unpredictable change
Volatile
(Adjective) Easily changed, quick to explode
Abstinence
(Noun) Refraining from indulging in something
Contemptuous
(Adjective) Expressing disdain or extreme dislike
Feral
(Adjective) Wild and Untamed
Choleric
(Adjective) Irritable
Admonish
(Verb) To warn or reprimand gently
Congeal
(Verb) To thinken or change from liquid to solid
Consensus
(Noun) An agreement
Simulate
(Verb) To imitate an appearance or character
Juxtapose
(Verb)To place side by side
Integrate
(Verb) To bring together, to make whole