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8B-022414 Vocabulary

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