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8th Grade Vocab 2

avowed (adj., part.) declared openly and without shame, acknowledged
bountiful (adj.) giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
congested (adj., part.) overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess
enterprising (adj.) energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination
gingerly (adj., adv.) with extreme care or caution
glut glut (v.) to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing (n.) an oversupply
incognito (adj., adv.) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity
incognito (n.) the state of being disguised; a person in disguise
minimize (v.) to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
veer (v.) to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
wanton (adj.) reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals
wanton (n.) a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals
antics (n. pl.) ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions
banter (v.) to exchange playful remarks, tease
banter (n.) talk that is playful and teasing
detriment (n.) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
durable (adj.) sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time
durable (n. pl.) consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years
Frugal (adj.) economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
invalidate (v.) to make valueless, take away all force or effect
legendary (adj.) described in well-known stories (legends) rather than in real life
maim (v.) to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
Oblique (adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
Venerate (adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
Created by: pwindels
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