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Grade 7 Diagnostic Test

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apathy
A lack of interest or concern.
badger
To keep bothering., A strongly built, burrowing mammal common in many northern parts of the world.
compel
To force or require to do something.
delude
To mislead; to deceive.
deplore
1. To feel or express sorrow or regret.
2. To disapprove of strongly
derelict
Dilapidated and abandoned., Lacking a sense of duty; neglectful.; A poor, homeless person.
detriment
Damage or harm., Anything that causes harm.
diversity
The condition of being different or having differences.
emit
1.To give off or send out.
2. To utter or express
foster
To promote the growth of; to encourage.
inanimate
Lacking qualities associated with living things.
incentive
Something that makes a person want to try or work harder.
omen
An event or sign that is believed to indicate the future.
species
A group of plants or animals that are similar in some ways.
toxic
Causing harm; poisonous.
adverse
adj. Working against; serving to oppose.
adj. Harmful; unfavorable.
aloof
adj. Remote or distant, usually by choice; showing no interest.
alternative
adj. Allowing a choice between two or more things.
n. A choice between two or more things.
canine
adj. Of, or relating to, dogs or related animals.
n. A member of the canine family.
compulsory
adj. Required by law or a firm rule.
consecutive
adj. Following one after another in order.
desolate
adj. Deserted; lonely; without signs of life.
adj. Filled with sorrow.
dispatch
v. To send on specific business.
v. To finish or complete promptly.
v. To kill quickly.
n. Speed in movement or performance.
n. A written message sent quickly.
distinction
n. A recognition of the way things differ.
n. Special honor or regard.
n. Excellence of performance or ability.
endure
v. To put up with; to bear.
v. To go on for a long time; to last.
fluctuate
v. To rise and fall; to keep changing.
grueling
adj. Tiring; exhausting.
maul
v. To handle roughly so as to cause injury.
participate
v. To take part in.
robust
adj. Strong and vigorous.
acclaim
1. To praise strongly or applaud loudly.
2. Strong praise or loud applause; approval.
bigot
One who is not tolerant of those people who are different in some way; a prejudiced person.
covet
To have a strong and envious desire for, especially for something belonging to another.
deceased
adj.Dead
n.One who has died recently.
formidable
1. Causing fear or apprehension.
2. Difficult.
ghetto
A section of a city occupied by a minority group of people, usually because of poverty or social pressure.
momentous
Very important.
oppress
1.To weigh down with worry.
2. To keep down by severe and unjust use of force.
overwhelm
1. To defeat utterly and completely.
2. To deeply affect the mind or emotions of.
3. To upset; to turn over.
perceive
1. To become aware of through the senses, especially the sense of sight.
2. To take in information through the mind.
premiere
The first performance of a play, film, etc.
prospective
Expected or likely to happen or become.
spurn
To refuse in a scornful way.
staunch
Faithful; true; strong.
theme
1. A dominant idea, as in art, literature, or music; a topic or subject of.
2. A short essay on a single subject.
3. A series of musical notes on which variations are made; a melody that is associated with a film or television show.
appoint
1. To choose for an office or position.
2. To set or decide upon.
appointment
1. The act of appointing or being appointed.
2. An arrangement or agreement to meet.
assent
1. To give one's consent; to agree.
2. An act of agreeing or acceptance.
concur
To be in agreement.
consult
1. To seek information or advice.
2. To talk things over in order to reach a decision.
dissuade
To prevent or discourage someone from doing something.
flabbergast
To surprise so greatly that one is speechless; to amaze.
haggle
To argue about, especially about the price of something.
haggle
To argue about, especially about the price of something.
perturb
To make uneasy; to upset greatly.
procure
To get by making an effort; to obtain.
receptive
Ready and able to receive ideas or suggestions.
repudiate
To refuse to support; to reject.
resolve
1. To make a firm promise to oneself.
2. To solve.
3. A fixed purpose or intention.
signify
1. To be a sign of; to mean.
2. To make known or clear.
sovereign
1. Highest; chief.
2. Not controlled by others.
3. A king or queen; a monarch.
trifling
Of little value, importance, or meaning.
bounty
1. A payment made as a reward, especially one made by the authorities. 2. That which is given freely, by nature or a generous person
camouflage
1.The hiding of something as a result of its appearance. 2. Something used as a cover or disguise. 3. To hide or conceal, especially by disguising the appearance of.
ebb
1. To recede, fall back, or pull away from.
2. To fall to a lower level, or weaker state; to dwindle.
3. The passing to a lower level or weaker state.
forage
1. To search for food or supplies.
2. Food such as hay or grain for farm animals.
harass
1. To trouble or annoy by attacking repeatedly.
2. To cause to become worried or weary.
insulate
To cover with a material that keeps electricity, heat, or sound from escaping.
lethargic
1. Slow moving; sleepy or tired.
2. A state of laziness, tiredness, or of not caring.
maneuver
1. A planned military movement.
2. A skillful move or clever trick.
3. To perform military movements with.
4. To move or manage in a skillful way.
mottled
Marked with different colored patches or blotches.
murky
Dark; gloomy.
proximity
The state of being close or next to; nearness.
replenish
To fill up again.
sleek
1. Smooth and glossy.
2. Having slender, graceful lines.
wary
On one's guard; watchful; suspicious.
wean
1. To cause to stop depending on a mother's milk for nourishment.
2. To detach from something one has grown accustomed to.
complement
n. something that completes or makes perfect 2. the number or amount that makes up a whole v. to bring to completion or perfection
component
n. any of the more important parts of a whole adj. contributing to form a whole
conjure
1. v. to call forth by magic, or as if by magic
2. v. to bring to mind; to recall or evoke
emphasize
v. to give special attention to; to stress
homage
n. honor or respect shown publicly
impromptu
adj. unplanned adv. without preparation
lush
adj. marked by richness of growth, especially of vegetation
medley
n. a mixture of unrelated things 2. a selection of music from various sources, played as one piece
oblige
v. to require some one to do something for legal, social, or moral reasons 2. to earn the gratitude of 3. to do a favor for
pretentious
adj. drawing undeserved or inappropriate attention to oneself; showy
prowess
n. great skill or ability
rustic
adj. of or relating to country life or people 2. lacking elegance or polish n. a country person, especially one thought of as simple or crude
subtle
adj. so slight as to be not easily seen or understood 2. able to understand fine shades of meaning
vocation
n. a persons employment; occupation
warble
v. to sing in a melodious manner
allege
v. to state as a fact but with out offering proof
conclusive
adj. putting an end to doubt; convincing
counterpart
n. a person or thing that is similar to another
dismal
adj. dark or extremely gloomy 2. causing misery or sadness
enthrall
v. to hold the attention of as though under a spell
exotic
adj. fascinating because of being very different from the ordinary
incredulous
adj. doubtful skeptical 2. showing disbelief
legendary
adj. well known; famous and much talked about over a long period of time 2. relating to a story (usually not true) handed down from the past
lurk
v. to prowl or lie down hidden, as though about to attack
menagerie
n. a collection of animals kept in cages for show to the public
naive
adj. inexperienced; ready to accept without analyzing 2. simple in a childlike way
pander
v. to give or to promise what is wanted in order to please someone
plausible
adj. seeming to be true bot not necessarily so
preposterous
adj. too absurd to be believed; ridiculous
scrupulous
adj. marked by close attention to the smallest detail 2. acting in a correct manner and honest manner
arduous
Requiring much effort; very difficult
canny
shrewd and careful; watchful or one's own interest
climax
the highest point; the greatest moment or event
endorse
To sign the back of a check before cashing it in or depositing it; to approve of; or support;To be favorably associated with a product in return for payment
exuberant
Happy and excited; bubbling over with enthusiasm;The quality of being exurbent
intrepid
Feeling or showing no fear; brave; courageous.
kindle
to start burning;to cause to become excited or stirred up
lucrative
producing wealth or profit
mentor
A wise and a loyal friend and adviser
obsession
an interest, idea, or feeling that fills ones mind and leaves little room for anything else
personable
pleasing in manner and appearance
proficient
able to do something very well; skillful
scanty
not enough or just barely enough; small size or amount
strait
A narrow body of water connecting to larger ones; Troubled or need
zest
great enjoyment of; excitment
abduct
To carry away by force; to kidnap
abode
The place were one lives; home
abyss
A deep opening in the earth
arbitrate
To settle a disagreement between to parties by having a third party make a decision
attribute
To think of as coming from or belonging to a particular person or thing
capricious
Likely to change quickly for no obvious reason
compromise
To settle a disagreement by having each side give up something
devout
Very religious
distraught
Deeply disturbed; very troubled
enlighten
To inform or instruct; to give knowledge or truth to
incline
To slope or lean
TO be likely to; to have fondness for
intervene
To enter in order to help or settle something
necessity
Anything that cannot be done without or that is greatly needed
orbit
The path taken by an object around a heavenly body such as a star, planet, or moon
sacred
Holy; having to do with religion
Ballast
Heavy material used to make a ship steady or control the rising and falling of a vessel like a balloon.
Buoyant
Able to flat; Cheerful and carefree
Clamber
To climb awkwardly
Detach
To separate from
Eerie
Causing uneasiness
Fathom
A length of six feet, used in measuring the depth of water
Pique
To arouse or excite
Probe
To poke or prod; to examine closely
Realize
1. To be aware of
2. To bring into being; to make happen
rupture
1.To split or break
sphere
1.an object with all points on its surface equally distant from its center; a ball or globe
2; an area of power;influence, or activity
submerge
1. to go underwater
tedious
seeming to go on for a long time; boring
ultimate
final, the greatest possible;maximum
unscathed
completely unharmed
aquatic
growing or living in or on water; done in or upon water
assert
to say firmly; to declare
avert
to turn away; to keep from happening
bleak
without much hope; cold and dreary; exposed to cold winds and bad weather
blithe
cheerful; carefree; not showing proper care; heedless
docile
well behaved; easy to handle
dwindle
to keep on becoming less; to grow smaller in number or amount
lethal
Causing, or capable of causing, death
monitor
To watch closely and frequently; to observe and make note; a video screen used to display information
mutilate
v. to hurt or damage by cutting into, cutting off, or cutting out
nimble
able to move quickly and easily; showing quickness of thinking; clever
plight
a difficult or dangerous condition or situation
ponderous
heavy and slow moving
verge
An edge, border, or brink; to come close to the edge or border of
vigilant
watchful; ready for danger
dumbfound
to make speechless with amazement
ensue
to follow; to come as a result of or at a later time
era
a particular period in history
flourish
to thrive or prosper; to wave in the air; a sweeping motion; a showy burst of music; a fancy line or curve added to something written
garrison
soldiers stationed in a place to protect it
grievous
causing grief or pain; hard to bear
hoard
to save and put away, especially secretly
inundate
to cover, as with water from a flood; to load with an excessive amount or number of something
invincible
impossible to defeat
nomad
a member of a group that settles briefly in one place and then moves on to another
placate
to stop from being angry; to calm
principal
most important; the head of a school; the sum of money owed, not including the interest
recede
to move back or to drop to a lower level; to become fainter
ruthless
showing no mercy; pitiless
sacrifice
something given up for the sake of another; an offering to a god
acrid
sharp, irritating, or bitter to the sense of taste or smell
casualty
a person killed or injured in a war or accident
congested
overcrowded; filled too full; filled with fluid
cope
to manage problems or difficulties successfully
headlong
with great speed or force; reckless
hurtle
to move with great force and speed
impede
to get in the way of; to interfere with the movement of
inevitable
bound to happen; unavoidable
initiate
to put into effect; to bring into use; to take in as a member
irate
very angry; furious
lax
not strictly enforced; undemanding; careless; not tight; loose
negligent
failing to take proper care of or to give proper attention to
smolder
v. 1. to burn slowly without bursting into flames. 2. to exist in a hidden state before bursting into the open.
stringent
strict; severe
throng
a large number of people gathered together; a crowd
beseech
to ask earnestly; to beg
consternation
amazement or fear that makes one feel confused
delectable
pleasing to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; delicious
garland
a wreath or chain of leaves and flowers
gratify
to please or satisfy, to give in to what is wanted or requested
haughty
showing too much pride in oneself and scorn or contempt for others
impetuous
inclined to act without thinking; hasty
lavish
much more than enough, very costly
pluck
to pull off or out; to pick; to remove the feathers from; to pull at and let go; courage; bravery
ponder
to think about; to consider carefully
privilege
a special favor, right, or advantage given to a person or group
prostrate
lying flat; lying facedown, especially to show respect; completely overcome; weak and helpless
rapture
a state of great joy, delight, or love
revelry
Noisy merrymaking.
whim
a sudden wish to do something without a particular reason; a fanciful idea
addict
a person with a very strong desire for something that is habit-forming and sometimes harmful
aspire
to have a strong desire to get or do something; to seek
bias
n. a preference that prevents one from being impartial; prejudice
v. to cause someone to have prejudice; to influence
blatant
very obvious in an offensive or shameless way
candid
expressed honestly and without holding back unpleasant truths
confront
to stand up to, to face boldly
debut
a first public appearance
enroll
to sign up to become a member of some group or activity; to register
fluster
to make nervous, embarrassed, or confused
impunity
freedom from being harmed or punished
intensify
to increase; to strengthen or deepen
intimidate
To frighten, especially by threatening someone.
obnoxious
very unpleasant; disgusting
retort
to answer, especially in a quick or clever way
stint
a period of time devoted to a job or some task
adequate
Enough; sufficient
administer
to manage or direct
agitate
1. to disturb or upset
2. to move with an irregular, fast, or violent action
capitulate
To give in; to surrender
citrus
a fruit of the family that includes oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes
disrupt
to break up the orderly course of
hovel
an unpleasant, cramped, and dilapidated place to live
illiterate
unable to read or write
indifferent
not concerned about; not caring
menial
of or relating to low-level, humble work
permanent
lasting or expected to last for a long time
respite
a period of rest; a pause
strenuous
needing much effort; using a lot of energy
toil
to work long and hard
urgent
Needing quick action or attention.
acquire
to gain ownership of something; to get by one's own efforts or actions
antagonize
to make an enemy of; to stir up anger or dislike
competent
having the ability to do what is needed
comprise
to form; to make up
correspond
to match; to be equal to
dilapidated
in poor condition from neglect or age
illustrious
very famous; outstanding
incident
something that happens in real life or in a story; an event, often of little importance
inherit
to receive something from someone after that person's death
latitude
the distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees
loath
unwilling; reluctant
maintain
to declare something to be true
renovate
to make like new again
reprimand
to scold in a harsh or formal manner
supervise
to direct or manage activities.
admonish
1. to warn
2. to criticize gently
aghast
struck with horror; shocked
annihilate
to destroy completely; to reduce to utter ruin
benefactor
a person who provides help, especially by giving money
bestow
to give as an honor; to present as a gift
devious
1. having many twists and turns; winding
2. Sneaky; not frank or honest
devoid
lacking; empty; entirely without
heed
to pay attention to
mortal
1. a human being, especially as contrasted with a god
2. Causing death; fatal
muse
to think about in a quiet, careful way
pioneer
1. a person who goes before others and opens the way for them to follow
2. to open the way for others
plague
1. a deadly disease that spreads rapidly from person to person
2. anything that causes destruction or suffering
subside
1. to sink to a lower level
2. to become quieter or less active
unwitting
not done on purpose; unintended
wrath
forceful anger; fury
astute
wise in a clever or practical way
authentic
genuine; true
delicacy
great consideration for the feelings of others
derogatory
expressing a low opinion; intended to hurt the reputation of a person or thing
devour
to eat up hungrily
figment
something that is made up in the mind but that has no connection with reality
mythical
imaginary;not real
plumage
a bird's feathers
predatory
1. living by killing and eating other animals
2. living by robbing or stealing from others
prior
coming earlier in time
scavenge
to search through or pick over, looking for something usable
slaughter
to kill in order to obtain meat
solitude
the condition of being alone or at some distance from people
ungainly
moving in a clumsy or awkward way
vulnerable
open to attack; easily injured physically or emotionally
abate
to become weaker; to decrease.
acknowledge
1. to admit the existence of
2. to express recognition or thanks for
agent
1. a person who acts or does business for another
2. Something that brings about a result
authority
the right to give orders, make decisions, or take action
devastate
to ruin or destroy completely
epidemic
the rapid spreading of a disease to many people at one time
estimate
a number that is not exact; a careful guess
evict
to force out of property by taking legal action
impartial
not favoring one side more than another; fair
industrious
hardworking; not lazy
infuriate
To make very angry.
irrelevant
having nothing to do with the subject
precise
exact; accurate
sham
something fake or false
trek
a long, slow, and difficult journey