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8th Grade Vocabulary from "In Search of Equilibrium" and "The Changing Face of Journalism"

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annihilate
(v) to completely destroy
cognizance
(n) awareness of people and things
conceptualize
(v) to take in information and form into a concept
debilitated
(adj) made weak, often by illness
edification
(n) the act of improving by instruction
floundered
(adj) struggled
fugue
(n) a temporary state in which a person acts without any awareness of what he or she is doing
inception
(n) beginning
plethora
(n) a large excess or abundance
rife
(adj) abundant; widespread; occurring commonly
throe
(n) a struggle
yield
(v) to produce
advent
(n) the beginning; the point when something comes into being
constraint
(n) a restriction by force
corroborate
(v) to provide further proof for something with evidence
dissemination
(n) the act of spreading or dispersing
erroneous
(adj) incorrect
forum
(n) a place or method for discussing ideas
harness
(v) to make something useful
integral
(adj) essential; important
irrefutable
(adj) undeniable; beyond any doubt
lucid
(adj) clear and easy to understand
mainstream
(n) the dominating trend
medium
(n) a means of communicating ideas
obsolete
(adj) no longer useful
prominent
(adj) widely known; standing out
prototype
(n) a model that is used as a pattern for other versions
regulate
(v) to control; to establish rules
relinquish
(v) to give up something; to surrender something
sensationalize
(v) to exaggerate for dramatic effect
skepticism
(n) a tendency to doubt and question credibility
thrive
(v) to prosper; to grow successfully