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8th grade vocab 5

TermDefinition
addendum (n.) a thing that is added; an appendix or addition to a book or written document. Syn: attachment, rider, e
aghast (adj.) filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror. Syn: shocked, horrified, stupefied
ample (adj.) more than enough, large, spacious.
apparition (n.) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance.
asset (v.) to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully.
cower (v.) to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame Syn: wince, flinch.
disdain (v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully;
disdain (n.) a feeling of contempt.
epitaph (n.) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone.
ethical (adj.) having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase.
facetious (adj.) humorous, not meant seriously
inaudible (adj.) not able to be heard.
indiscriminate (adj.) without restraint or control; selective.
intrigue (n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting
intrigue (v.) to form and carry out plots
jurisdiction (n.) an area of authority or control; the right to administer justice.
plausible (adj.) appearing true, reasonable, or fair.
plebeian (adj.) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class
prodigal (adj.) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant
prodigal (n.) one who is wasteful and self-indulgent.
proximity (n.) nearness, closeness
pulverize (v.) to grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments)
volatile (adj.) highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state.
Created by: 24joner