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WW 1-12 Book 5, 8th Grade- Mr. P. Martin

STUDY
PLAY
plausible
apparently true
castigate
scold severely
doggerel
loosely styled verse
parable
short story teaching a lesson
complicated
not simple
effective
in force
effective
able to produce the desired result
zealous
very enthusiastic
create
bring into being
gnome
fairy-tale dwarf
semblance
outward appearance
dire
dreadful
exceptional
unusually good
expletives
swearwords
expletives
words without meaning in the sentence
inured
accustomed
fluctuate
go up and down
pare
cut down on
cockade
ribbon worn on a hat
lei
ring of flowers worn around the neck
disrupt
disturb
allude
refer
scourge
whip
eliminate
remove
unseemly
improper
clarity
clearness
knell
slow tolling of bells
triplicate
three copies
authentic
genuine
hireling
person in the pay of another
rampant
spreading wildly
optimist
cheerful person
succinct
concise
illustrious
very famous
legible
easy to read
stupor
daze
donate
give to a cause
bustle
noisy movement
preliminary
early
financial
money
statue
law
scour
scrub
memorable
long-remembered
impair
damage
refrain
hold back
prim
stiffly formal
unscathed
unharmed
bondage
slavery
acclaim
praise
indisposed
slightly ill
timorous
fearful
extensive
widespread
obscene
indecent
belligerent
quarrelsome
flippant
jokingly disrespectful
maze
complicated network of passages
blizzard
heavy snowstorm
recurrence
repetition
murky
dark and gloomy
twinge
anxious feeling
minute
very tiny
principle
important truth, underlying idea, honesty
wax
grows fuller
participate
take part
summon
send for
chronic
long-lasting
pagan
worshiping many gods
outraged
angered
silt
fine sand
oblique
slanting, indirect
felon
criminal
melee
noisy fight
compensate
pay
enthrall
fascinate
infallible
never to make a mistake
intermittent
stopping and starting
estuary
place where a large river meets the sea
concise
short and clear
determine
make up one's mind
tense
nervous
pamper
give in to
reluctant
unwilling
oasis
watering place in the desert
recollect
remember
shear
cut, clip the wool off
onslaught
fierce attack
pawn
person used by others
sedentary
one who sits, lazy
interminable
endless
atrocity
terrible crime
victuals
food
nomads
one who wanderers from place to place
despot
unjust ruler
diehard
stubborn person
thesis
long researched essay
impunity
no fear of punishment
sheer
fine
strew
scatter
stupefy
amaze
livid
pale with rage
rubble
broken bricks
stupefy
dazed
sheer
swerve
sheer
steep
thesis
main idea
overt
open
terse
using few words
inspire
arouse to action
epoch
period in history
prow
front
hovel
shack
contemporary
modern
chassis
automobile frame
worthless
valueless
entrails
internal parts or guts of an animal
waned
grew weaker
hurtled
moved very fast
trepidation
fear
sacred
religious
principal
money borrowed
contemporary
person who lived at the same time as another
staples
sugar, flour, etc.
staples
wire fasteners
deprive
keep from having
abyss
deep opening
supple
adaptable
stigmatize
give a bad name
immerse
put into water
excel
do better than others
miniature
very small
scruple
feel it wrong
welt
mark caused by a blow
tumbrel
cart
recoup
get back
naive
inexperienced
rickety
shaky
billowed
swelled out
writhe
twist and turn
slovenly
messy
affront
insult
eerie
mysterious
sociable
friendly in the company of others
confer
talk
perpetual
constant
radiant
beaming
floes
large floating sheets of ice
wreathe
twist into a ring
fervor
intense emotion
habitual
often repeated
pallid
without color
recede
drop back
extraordinary
remarkable
extraordinary
very unusual
improvised
made up melodies on the spur o the moment
exemplary
meant as a warning
exemplary
worthy of being imitated
gratitude
thankfulness
dolt
stupid person
retaliate
fight back
placid
peaceful
antiseptic
germ-killing substance
rites
religious acts
negligible
slight
inept
foolishly
coherent
connected
coherent
clearly but together
nymph
nature goddess
elapsed
slipped by
deliberate
done on purpose
wiles
clever tricks
offal
waste parts of slaughtered animals
camouflage
disguise in order to hide
assets
property
pastoral
suggestive of country life
ferret
search out
opportune
just right for the purpose
apprehensive
fearful of what might happen
equine
of horses
glower
stare angrily
embezzle
steal money placed in one's care
canter
slow gallop
wrest
obtain after a struggle
nutrients
substances having food value
rhetoric
the skillful use of words
infirm
weak
agitates
shakes up