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45 terms

ELA 8H MASTER SET!

A cumulative collection of this year's vocabulary terms.
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anarchy
a state of lawlessness, confusion or disorder
ardent
passionate, enthusiastic and fiery
augment
to add to
blase
unimpressed and indifferent
desolate
without any people; dismal and devastated
embark
to start or begin
fend
to ward off or defend
panorama
an unobstructed or complete view
reception
the act or instance of receiving or meeting
rubble
broken bits and pieces
teem
to swarm, brim or overflow
tract
an area, expanse or region
vice versa
conversely, in reverse
vie
to compete for
wrangle
to argue or dispute
agile
able to move quickly and easily; flexible
audacious
bold, daring or uninhibited
crusade
a military expedition; a campaign for a cause
dub
to choose; to name
era
a period of time marked by distinct events
exceptional
unusual, extraordinary
grapple
to struggle with physically or mentally
heritage
legacy or tradition
legendary
well-known or famous
mien
manner or appearance
muse
to think about or ponder something
muster
to gather or summon
pivotal
important, vital
stamina
endurance
stance
1. an intellectual or emotional attitude towards something. 2. the position of one's feet
amiss
in a faulty way, astray, or wrong
avail
to be of use to; to help
bizarre
unusual, odd or outrageous
chastise
to critisize or discipline
contagious
easily transmittable
culminate
to come to the end or the highest point
deplore
deplore
dialect
the language specific to a group of people due to geography, society, or an occupation
hover
to suspend in air; to wait nearby
loll
to lounge; to recline
modify
to change; to amend
preposterous
foolish, absurd
spontaneous
unplanned and impulsive
subside
to lessen, diminish, decline
tedious
boring, tiring, or monotonous