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Unit 7

8th grade Level C unit 7

Termdefinition
Acme - n. the highest point
Attribute v. to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting fromn. a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something n. a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something
Belittle v. to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
Convey v. to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
Doctrine n. a belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
Excise n. an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity service (v. to remove by cutting
Exotic adj. foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
Haggard adj. thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
jaunty adj. lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
juncture n. a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
menial adj. lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity n. a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
parry v. to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid n. a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
predatory adj. preying on, plundering, or piratical
ravage v. to destroy, lay waste, ruin
stance n. a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
tawdry adj. showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
turncoat n. a person who switches to an opposing side or party
unassuming adj. not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
wallow v. to roll about in lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance(n. a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse
waver v. to move to and fro, become unstedy; to show lack of firmess or decision
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