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Level C Unit 7

Vocabulary Words

TermDefinition
Acme The highest point
Attribute A quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something; to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from
Belittle To make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
Convey To transmit; to transport; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
Doctrine A belief, principle, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
Excise To remove by cutting; an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service
Exotic Foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusul
Haggard Thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
Jaunty Lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
Juncture A joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
Menial Lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
Parry To ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
Predatory Preying on, plundering, or piratical
Ravage To destroy, lay waste, ruin; ruinous damage, destruction
Stance A way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
Tawdry Showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
Turncoat A person who switches to an opposing side or party
Unassuming Not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
Wallow To roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance; a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse
Waver To move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision
Created by: lairdals23