20 terms

Superior 9th Grade Vocabulary Word List 19

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Enclave (noun)
a portion of territory within or surrounded by a larger territory whose inhabitants are culturally or ethnically distinct.
Implore (verb)
beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something
Auspicious (adjective)
conducive to success; favorable
Auspicious (adjective)
giving or being a sign of future success
Proprietary (adjective)
relating to an owner or ownership
Proprietary (noun)
an owner; proprietor
Sordid (adjective)
involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
Sordid (adjective)
dirty or squalid.
Neglect (verb)
fail to care for properly
Neglect (noun)
the state or fact of being uncared for.
Immaculate (adjective)
(especially of a person or their clothes) perfectly clean, neat, or tidy
Immaculate (adjective)
free from flaws or mistakes; perfect
Unilateral (adjective)
(of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a particular situation, without the agreement of another or the others
Unilateral (adjective)
relating to, occurring on, or affecting only one side of an organ or structure, or of the body
Apprehension (noun)
anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
Apprehension (noun)
understanding; grasp
Flounder (verb)
struggle or stagger helplessly or clumsily in water or mud
Flounder (verb)
struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion
Flounder (verb)
be in serious difficulty
Engross (verb)
absorb all the attention or interest of