Vocab 5-8 Review Summative

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bucolic (adj)
rural or rustic in nature, country-like
balm (adj/n)
something that heals or comforts; soothing; an oil or ointment
beget (v)
to give birth to; to create
beleaguer (v)
to besiege; beset, surround, harrass
bereave (v/adj)
suffering the death of a loved one; left alone
beset (v)
to harass; to surround
bizarre (adj)
extremely unconventional or far-fetched
blather (v)
to talk nonsensically
bleak (adj)
depressing, discouraging, harsh, cold, barren, raw
bludgeon (v/n)
to hit or attack with heavy impact; a short, heavy thick club that has one end larger than the other
bulwark
A defensive wall; something serving as a principal defense
cacophony
Harsh sounds
cajole
To wheedle, coax, or persuade someone to do something they didn't want to do
callous
Unfeeling, insensitive
callow
Immature and inexperienced.
candor
Truthfulness, sincere, honesty
capacious
Roomy, able to hold much
castigate
To criticize Harshly, usually with the intention of correcting wrongdoing
catapult
To launch, a device for hurling objects, a slingshot
cache
A hiding place, or the objects hidden in a hiding place
Chronic
Persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
Circa
Approximately
Catharsis
The process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions
Chattel
A personal possession
Citadel
A fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city
Chide
Scold; rebuke
Caucus
A meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy
Chasm
A deep fissure in the earth, rock or another surface
Cerebral
Of or relating to the brain or the intellect
Certify
Attest or confirm in a formal statement
Claimant
A person making a claim
Cloister
A tranquil, secluded place
Countenance
A person's face, especially the expression
Coup
The violent overthrow of a government by a small group, a victorious a ccomplishment
Consensus
General agreement
Coterie
A circle of close associates or friends
Congenial
Pleasant to be around, social, agreeable
Connoisseur
An expert, partially in matters of art and taste
Commodious
Spacious, roomy, capacious
Comprise
To consist of, to include, to contain, to be made up of
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