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ELA Unit 7 Vocabulary

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acme
the highest point
attribute
(n.) a quality or characterisitic belonging to or associated with someone or something; (v.) to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting in
belittle
to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
convey
to transprot; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
doctrine
a belif, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or prinicples
excise
(v.) to remove by cutting; (n.) an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service
exotic
foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
haggard
thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
jaunty
lively, easy, and carefree (in manner); smart or trim (in appearance)
juncture
a joining together; the point at which 2 things are joined; any important point in time
menial
(adj.) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n.) a servant who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
parry
(v.) to ward off, evade, avoid; (n.) a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
predatory
preying on, plundreing or piratical
ravage
(v.) to destroy, lay waste, ruin; (n.) ruinous damage, destruction
stance
a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
tawdry
showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
turncoat
a person who switches to an apposing side or party
unassuming
not putting on airs, modest
wallow
(v.) to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance; (n.) a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state or moral or physical collapse
waver
to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision