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unit 7 vocbulary


acme (n)the highest point
attribute (n). a quality or characteristic belonging to or associted with someone or something (v). to assign to, credit with ; to regard as caused by or resulting from
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 (v). to remove by cutting ; (n). an indirect tax on the manufacture sale , or distribution of a commodity or service
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 time
menial (adj) lowly , humble , lacking importance or dignity (n). a person who does the humble and unpleasant task
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 ; (n) ruinous damage ,destruction
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 a 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 from , become unsteady ; to show lack of firmness or decision
Created by: michaela12