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7th Grade Vocabulary Test - Unit 1

2011-2012
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opulent
having wealth; rich
derelict
abandoned especially by the owner or occupant
abet
to aid, help, encourage
finicky
fussy and extremely careful
suffice
be enough or adequate; to have enough.
infusion
an injection of one substance into another; the permeation of one substance by another.
vicissitude
an event that occurs by chance
concise
brief and direct in expression
winsome
charming, pleasing
embezzle
to steal money by falsifying records
elicit
to bring forth, draw out, evoke
ambled
to go slow without hurrying
pillage
to seize or plunder, especially in war; to take over
absolution
freedom from blame, guilt, sin
eloquent
expressive, articulate, moving; one who speaks well
multifarious
having great diversity or variety
stupefy
to overwhelm with shock or amazement; astound
adroit
skillful, dexterous
abstain
to freely choose not to commit an action
lethargic
in a state of sluggishness or apathy
morose
gloomy or sullen
sycophant
one who flatters for self-gain
manifold
diverse, varied
daunting
intimidating, causing one to lose courage
tenuous
having little substance or strength
terrestrial
relating to the land
sovereign
having absolute authority in a certain realm
clairvoyant
able to perceive (sense) things that normal people cannot
abase
to humiliate, degrade
clamor
loud noise
debacle
a disastrous failure, disruption
polemic
an aggressive argument against a specific opinion
stagnate
to become or remain inactive, not develop, not flow
ingenuous
not devious; innocent and candid
serendipity
luck, finding good things without looking for them
plethora
an abundance, excess
mawkish
characterized by sick sentimentality; emotionally weak.
liability
something for which one is legally responsible, usually involving a disadvantage or risk
indignation
anger sparked by something unjust or unfair
adorn
to decorate
adulation
extreme praise
entail
to include as a necessary step
languid
sluggish from fatigue or weakness
abhor
to hate, detest
larceny
obtaining another's property by theft or trickery
poignant
deeply affecting, moving
timorous
timid, fearful
delve
intensive and thorough research