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7th Grade Vocabulary Unit 8

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abnormal
not usual, not typical, strange
capsize
to turn bottom side up, upset
catastrophe
a large-scale disaster, misfortune or failure
decrease
v. to become or make less
n. a lessening
disputations
inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate
eject
to drive or throw out, evict
flourish
to grow, thrive, be prosperous; to wave in the air; a dramatic gesture; a fanfare of horns
incentive
a reason for doin, a reason for doing something; something that stimulates action
insubordinate
disobedient, rebellious
legible
easily read
nub
the central point or heart of a matter; a knob
onslaught
a violent attack; a sudden rush of something
ordain
to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as a priest or minister; to destine
outstrip
to get ahead of; do better than, exceed
pervade
to spread throughout
prudent
cautious, careful, showing good sense
quench
to put out, extinguish, end
remnant
a small part remaining behind
simultaneous
happening or existing at the same time
swerve
v. to turn aside abruptly;
n. a sharp or sudden turn