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Unit 8 Vocab Words - Level E

Mrs. Elmy's 7th Grade Unit 8 Level E vocabulary word list.
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animosity
(n.) strong dislike; bitter hostility
apathy
(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
apprehensive
(adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
commend
(v.) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
compatible
(adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
condolence
(n.) an expression of sympathy
consecrate
(v.) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
decrepit
(adj.) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
deride
(v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
ingenuous
(adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere
multifarious
(adj.) having great variety; numerous and diverse
obsolete
(adj.) out-of-date, no longer in use
omnivorous
(adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
parsimonious
(adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
quandary
(n) a state of perplexity or doubt
recalcitrant
(adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
reprisal
(n.) an injury done in return for injury
revel
(v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration
stultify
(v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
suave
(adj.) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses