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Vocabulary 8

TermDefinition
attribute N- a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something.
attribute V- to assign to, credit with, to regard as caused by or resulting from.
convey V- to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to.
exotic Adj- foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual.
haggard Adj- thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking.
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.
menial N- a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks.
parry V- to ward off, fend off, evade, avoid.
parry N- a defensive movement in fencing and other sports.
tawdry Adj- showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
turncoat N- a person who switches to an opposing side or party
wallow V- to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance.
wallow N- a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse.
acme N- the highest point
belittle V- to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value.
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
excise N- an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service.
jaunty Adj- lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance.
predatory Adj- preying on, plundering, or piratical
ravage V- to destroy, lay waste, ruin;
ravage N- ruinous damage, destruction
stance N- a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue.
unassuming Adj- not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
waver V- to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision.
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