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8th grade unit 9 la vocab

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auxillary
(adj) giving assistance or support; (n) a helper, aid
candid
(adj.) frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
cubicle
(n.) a small room or compartment
drudgery
(n.) work that is hard and tiresome
envoy
(n) a representative or messenger (as of a government)
escalate
(v) to elevate; to increase in intensity
expedient
(n.) a means to an end; (adj.) advantageous, useful
feign
(v) to pretend
flair
(n.) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
grievous
(adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious
heterogeneous
(adj) composed of different kinds, diverse
horde
(n.) a vast number (as of people); a throng
impel
(v) to force, drive forward
incredulous
(adj.) disbelieving, skeptical
inscribe
(v.) to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
monologue
(n) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
prognosis
(n) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
rasping
(adj.) with a harsh, grating sound; (n.) a harsh sound
repugnant
(adj) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
scuttle
(v.) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; (n.) a pail