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8th Grade Vocabulary Set 1

WAD's for Wamogo 8th Grade
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despicable
adjective
worthy only of being despised and rejected, hated
felony
noun
a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
grimace
noun
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain
indelible
adjective
cannot be removed, washed away or erased
indulge
verb
enjoy to excess
malign
verb
to speak evil of, slander; evil
matriarch
noun
a female head of a family or tribe
patriarch
noun
the male head of family or tribe
quirk
noun
a peculiar way of acting; a sudden twist or turn
vignette
noun
a short sketch that provides a clear picture
affluent
adjective
rich, wealthy
discern
verb
to become aware of mentally
lavish
adjective
extravagant or fancy
luminous
adjective
softly bright or radiant
outlandish
adjective
unusual, strange, freakish, weird
philanthropic
adjective
generous in helping the poor
posterity
noun
all future generations
rectify
verb
to set straight or right a situation
conform
verb
to do the accepted/expected thing
gander
noun
a look or glance at something or someone
recur
verb
to happen again
allot
verb
to give out
deduce
verb
To conclude by reasoning
annex
noun
an addition to a building
diligent
adjective
industrious, hardworking