8th Grade Spelling List 29--Lucky Dragon -- short

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mortally
severely; grievously; fatally
effrontery
shameless or impudent boldness
skepticism
doubt or disbelief
incongruous
out of place; inappropriate; not fitting
magnitude
great size; extent; or dimensions
agonizingly
very distressingly; extremely painful
intricate
hard to understand, work, or make; complex, involved
covertly
in a secret or concealed manner
tendril
a threadlike, spiraling shape
apparition
a ghostly appearance of a person or thing
ricochet
the rebound or skip of an object after it hits a striking blow against a surface
wallowing
rolling about or lying in water, mud, or dust
lurid
shining with an unnatural, fiery glow; garishly red; wildly dramatic or sensational
guttering
burning low or being blown so as to be nearly extinguished
precariously
dangerously; unsteadily or insecurely
consternation
a sudden, alarming amazement that results in utter confusion; dismay
epaulette
a decorative shoulder piece found chiefly on the uniforms of military officers
mirthlessly
joylessly; unhappily
impassive
showing or feeling not emotion; unmoved
flotsam
refuse or wreckage of ships floating on the water
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