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7-9 unite vocab test 8th grade

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Acme
the highest point
Attribute
a quality or characteristic belonging to or accoiacted with someone or something.
Belittle
to make something appear smaller than It is
Convey
to transport
Doctrine
a belief, principle, or teaching
Excise
to remove by cutting; an indirect tax on the manufacture
Exotic
foreign
Haggard
thin, pale and careworn as a result of worry or suffering
Jaunty
lively, ease, and carefree in manner
Juncture
a joining together
Menial
lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; a person who does humble and unpleasant tasks.
Parry
to ward off
Predatory
preying on
Ravage
to destroy; ruinous damage
Stance
a way of holding the body
Tawdry
showy and flashy but lacking good taste
Turncoat
a person who switches to an opposing side or party
Unassuming
not putting on airs
Wallow
to roll about in a lazy way; a wet muddy or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath
Waver
to move to and fro