Unit Assessment #4 Review (8th)

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alliance
[noun]. a union among nations for the advantage of all parties involved.
conscience
[noun]. an inner feeling of right and wrong; a moral sense.
forge
[verb]. to form, as if by heating and hammering; to shape; to mold; to produce.
maximum
[adjective]. referring to the greatest number or amount; the highest degree.
shrink
[verb]. to draw back or hesitate to act, as from fear or distaste.
summon
[verb]. to call upon, as to perform a duty; to send for.
tribulation
[noun]. severe suffering or distress.
tyranny
[noun]. the unreasonable use of power; the abuse of power by a dictator.
articulate
[verb]. to express in words; to say.
dignity
[noun]. a serious or formal manner; composure; self-respect.
hysterical
[adjective]. overcome by emotions; agitated.
provoke
[verb]. to cause; to trigger a reaction, usually negative, in someone.
restrain
[verb]. to hold back; to control.
stupefied
[adjective]. stunned; dazed; bewildered.
verge
[noun]. edge; threshold; brink.
aberrant
[adjective]. straying from acceptable standards; deviant.
bizarre
[adjective]. strikingly odd; out of the ordinary.
executive
[noun]. person in control of an organization or a company; chief administrator.
fanatic
[noun]. a person who shows excessive devotion; a person obsessed with something.
freak
[adjective]. oddly different from what is normal or usual.
reassure
[verb]. to restore confidence; to comfort.
aristocrat
[noun]. a member of the aristocracy; a noblewoman or nobleman.
effortless
[adjective]. easy; requiring little work.
familiarity
[noun]. closeness; intimacy.
gait
[noun]. a person's way of walking.
taut
[adjective]. tense; stressed.
wiry
[adjective]. lean; vigorous.
barrel
[verb]. to move fast, often without paying attention to surroundings.
fix
[verb]. to look at steadily; to focus.
nuisance
[noun]. one that is annoying, unpleasant, or obnoxious; a pest.