14 terms

8th Grade English Vocab

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Abdicate(verb)
To give up a position, right, or power
(Synonyms: resign, relinquish, renounce
Antonyms: accept, take on)
Acquiesce(verb)
Accept something reluctantly but without protest
(Synonyms: concede, yield, submit
Antonyms: refuse)
Disparage(verb)
To degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
(Synonyms: denigrate, undervalue, underrate
Antonyms: praise, overrate)
Infamous(adjective)
Being famous for something bad
(Synonyms: notorious, disreputable
Antonyms: reputable, respected)
Prerequisite(noun, adjective)
Something required before hand
(Synonyms: requirement, qualification
Antonyms: none)
Proscribe(verb)
To forbid or prohibit an activity
(Synonyms: prohibit, forbid, disallow
Antonyms: allow, permit, accept, authorize)
Ramification(noun)
A consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome
(Synonyms: consequence, result, effect, outcome
Antonyms: cause, origin, source)
Redress(verb)
To remedy or set right
(Synonyms: correct, remedy
Antonyms: damage)
Relinquish(verb)
To voluntarily let go, give up
(Synonyms: renounce, give up, hand over
Antonyms: retain, keep)
Sovereign(noun, adjective)
A king or queen that is a supreme ruler of a country
(Synonyms: ruler, monarch
Antonyms: servant, colony)
Transient(adjective)
Lasting only for a short time; impermanent
(Synonyms: temporary, short-lived, brief
Antonyms: permanent)
Ubiquitous(adjective)
Present or existing everywhere
(Synonyms: pervasive, ever-present, common
Antonyms: rare)
Pervasive(adjective)
Spreading widely throughout an area or group of people
(Synonyms: ubiquitous, prevalent
Antonyms: rare)
Usurp(verb)
To take a position of power or importance illegally or by force
(Synonyms: seize, commandeer, supplant
Antonyms: release, relinquish)
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