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Grade 8 Final Vocab for Exam

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appertaining
to belong as a proper function or part
consort
a companion or partner
mantle
a cloak
tedious
moving or progressing very slowly
beguiled
a deceive by guile
validity
well grounded
abhors
to reject vehemently
beseech
to request earnestly
profaners
those who have irreverence for what is sacred
pernicious
evil; wicked
augmenting
to make (something already developed) greater
portentous
foreboding
transgression
a violation of a law, command or duty
posterity
future generations
languish
to become weak or feeble
heretics
a person who holds controversial opinions- based on heresy
esteem
regard with respect
obscured
indistinctly heard; faint
boisterous
rough and stormy; violent
alderman
a member of the municipal legislative body
benefice
a church office endowed with fixed capital assets
purged
to free from impurities
loathed
to dislike (someone or something) greatly
inundation
to cover with water
prorogue
to discontinue a session
arbitrating
to submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration
orisons
a prayer
culled
to gather; collected
solace
comfort in sorrow
dirges
a funeral hymns or lament
presage
an omen
penury
destitution
impeach
to challenge the validity of; try to discredit
invocation
an incantation used in conjuring
envious
feeling, expressing or characterized by envy
discourse
to narrate or discuss
enmity
deep-seated, often mutual hatred
impute
to attribute; credit
predominant
most common or conspicuous
chide
to express disapproval
rancor
bitter
lamentable
to express grief for or about
poultice
a soft, moist mass of bread, meal, clay or other material
drudge
a person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work