20 terms

Superior 9th Grade Tier 2 Vocabulary List 5


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Conciliatory (adjective)
intended or likely to placate or pacify
Prevail (verb)
prove more powerful than opposing forces; be victorious
Veil (noun)
a thing that conceals, disguises, or obscures something
Veil (verb)
partially conceal, disguise, or obscure
Ghetto (noun)
a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups
Ghetto (verb)
put in or restrict to an isolated or segregated area or group
Perception (noun)
the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses
Placid (adjective)
(of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited
Placid (adjective)
(especially of a place or stretch of water) calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity
Platitude (noun)
a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful
Garish (adjective)
obtrusively bright and showy; lurid
Garnish (verb)
decorate or embellish (something, especially food)
Garnish (noun)
a decoration or embellishment for something, especially food
Commit (verb)
carry out or perpetrate (a mistake, crime, or immoral act)
Commit (verb)
pledge or bind (a person or an organization) to a certain course or policy
Languid (adjective)
(of a person, manner, or gesture) displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed
Languid (adjective)
weak or faint from illness or fatigue
Surge (noun)
a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the waves or tide
Surge (verb)
(of a crowd or a natural force) move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward
Retail (noun)
the sale of goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale