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7th Grade Vocabulary List

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Abate
become less in amount or intensity
abnormal
not normal
abode
housing that someone is living in
abrupt
exceedingly sudden and unexpected
accelerate
move faster
acclaim
enthusiastic approval
acknowledge
accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
acquire
come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
aspire
have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
acrid
harsh or corrosive in tone
addict
someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
adjacent
near or close to but not necessarily touching
admonish
warn strongly
affliction
a cause of great suffering and distress
agitate
change the arrangement or position of
ajar
partly open
akin
related to or alike
allege
report or maintain
annihilate
kill in large numbers
anonymous
having no known name or identity or known source
antagonize
provoke the hostility of
apathy
the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
arbitrate
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
astute
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
authentic
not counterfeit or copied
avert
turn away or aside
Bellow
a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
beseech
ask for or request earnestly
bestow
present
bewilder
be a mystery or bewildering to
bigot
a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
blatant
conspicuously and offensively loud
bleak
offering little or no hope, offering little or no hope
braggart
a very boastful and talkative person
brawl
a noisy fight in a crowd
browse
the act of feeding by continual nibbling
bystander
a nonparticipant spectator
Candid
openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
canine
any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
canny
showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
capricious
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
capsize
overturn accidentally
casual
hasty and without attention to detail
casualty
a decrease of military personnel or equipment
catastrophe
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
cater
supply food ready to eat
chorus
a group of people assembled to sing together
citrus
any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp
clamber
an awkward climb
climax
the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
compromise
an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
concur
happen simultaneously
confront
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
congested
overfull as with blood
conjure
engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
consult
advise professionally
corrupt
alter from the original
counterfeit
a copy that is represented as the original
covet
wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
customary
commonly used or practiced
Debut
the act of beginning something new
deceased
someone who is no longer alive
dependent
a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
despondent
without or almost without hope
detach
cause to become detached or separated
devour
eat greedily
dishearten
take away the enthusiasm of
dismal
depressing in character or appearance
dismantle
...
distraught
deeply agitated especially from emotion
docile
willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
downright
complete and without restriction or qualification
drone
stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
dumbfound
be a mystery or bewildering to
Emblem
special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
endure
put up with something or somebody unpleasant
ensue
issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.)
enthrall
hold spellbound
epidemic
a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
erode
remove soil or rock
exuberant
produced or growing in extreme abundance
Fathom
(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
feud
a bitter quarrel between two parties
figment
a contrived or fantastic idea
firebrand
someone who deliberately foments trouble
flabbergast
overcome with amazement
flagrant
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
flaw
defect or weakness in a person's character
fruitless
unproductive of success
Gaudy
a celebratory feast held annually at one of the colleges in a British university
geography
study of the earth's surface
gratify
yield (to)
gravity
(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
grim
shockingly repellent
grimy
thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
grueling
characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion
gruesome
shockingly repellent
Haggle
an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
headlong
with the head foremost
hilarious
marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
homage
respectful deference
homicide
the killing of a human being by another human being
hospitable
disposed to treat guests and strangers with cordiality and generosity
hurtle
throw forcefully
hybrid
an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock
Illiterate
a person unable to read
impede
block passage through
implore
call upon in supplication
incident
a single distinct event
incredulous
not disposed or willing to believe
infamous
having an exceedingly bad reputation
infuriate
make furious
insinuate
give to understand
intensified
made more intense
inundate
fill or cover completely, usually with water
irate
feeling or showing extreme anger
Lavish
very generous
legacy
(law) a gift of personal property by will
legitimate
authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
lethal
of an instrument of certain death
loath
unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
lurk
wait in hiding to attack
Magnetic
possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
mirth
great merriment
quench
cool by plunging into cold water
magnitude
the property of relative size or extent
maternal
relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
maul
a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
melancholy
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
mellow
make or grow (more) mellow
momentum
an impelling force or strength
mortify
undergo necrosis
mull
an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides
murky
so shaded as to be dark or gloomy
Narrative
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
negligent
marked by insufficient care or attention
nimble
moving quickly and lightly
nomadic
(of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently
noteworthy
worthy of notice
notify
give information or notice to
notorious
having an exceedingly bad reputation
nurture
provide with nourishment
Obnoxious
causing disapproval or protest
oration
an instance of oratory
orthodox
adhering to what is commonly accepted
overwhelm
charge someone with too many tasks
Pamper
treat with excessive indulgence
patronize
be a regular customer or client of
peevish
easily irritated or annoyed
pelt
body covering of a living animal
pending
awaiting conclusion or confirmation
perceived
detected by means of the senses
perjury
criminal offense of making false statements under oath
permanent
a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
persist
be persistent, refuse to stop
perturb
throw into great confusion or disorder
pique
a sudden outburst of anger
pluck
the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
poised
in full control of your faculties
ponder
reflect deeply on a subject
potential
the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
predatory
living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
presume
take liberties or act with too much confidence
preview
a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public
prior
the head of a religious order
prowess
a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
Radiant
radiating or as if radiating light
random
lacking any definite plan or order or purpose
rant
pompous or pretentious talk or writing
recede
become faint or more distant
reprimand
an act or expression of criticism and censure
resume
a summary of your academic and work history
retort
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
robust
rough and crude
rupture
the act of making a sudden noisy break
Saga
a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family
sequel
a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
sham
something that is a counterfeit
shirk
avoid dealing with
simultaneously
at the same instant
snare
a trap for birds or small mammals
species
a specific kind of something
status
a state at a particular time
stodgy
excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
substantial
fairly large
subtle
faint and difficult to analyze
sullen
darkened by clouds
supervise
keep tabs on
Tamper
a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
throb
an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
toxic
of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
tragedy
drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance
trickle
flowing in drops
trivial
not large enough to consider or notice
Uncertainty
being unsettled or in doubt
unscathed
wholly unharmed
upright
in a vertical position
urgent
compelling immediate action
utmost
the greatest possible degree
Vengeance
the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
vicious
marked by deep ill will
vindictive
showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt
vista
the visual percept of a region
vocation
the particular occupation for which you are trained
void
an empty area or space
Wary
marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
whim
an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
wince
a reflex response to sudden pain
wrath
belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Yearn
have affection for