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8th Grade Vocabulary

8th Grade Words that can appear on Standardized Testing

abhor Regard with disgust and hatred.
construct Build or erect (something, typically a building, road, or machine).
precise Marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.
abrasive (of a substance or material) capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding.
contrast The state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association.
prediction A thing predicted; a forecast.
alternative (of one or more things) available as another possibility.
corroborate Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
prevalent Widespread in a particular area or at a particular time.
ambiguous (of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning.
depict Show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form.
procedure An established or official way of doing something.
amiss Not quite right; inappropriate or out of place.
derive Obtain something from (a specified source).
profound (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense.
anarchy A state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
despicable Deserving hatred and contempt.
proprietor The owner of a business, or a holder of property.
anonymous (of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name.
despondent In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.
prudent Acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
anthology A published collection of poems or other pieces of writing.
elapse (of time) pass or go by.
pseudonym A fictitious name, especially one used by an author.
apathy Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
embark Go on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
quote Repeat or copy out (a group of words from a text or speech), typically with an indication that one is not the original author or speaker.
apprehend Arrest (someone) for a crime.
encompass Surround and have or hold within.
rebel A person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler.
assimilate Take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully.
endeavor Try hard to do or achieve something.
rebuff Reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
assumption A thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.
evidence The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
rebuke Express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actions.
audacious Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
evoke Bring or recall to the conscious mind.
recur Occur again periodically or repeatedly.
authority The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.
feasible Possible to do easily or conveniently.
resilient (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
avid Having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something.
focus The center of interest or activity.
response A verbal or written answer.
ban Officially or legally prohibit.
formula A mathematical relationship or rule expressed in symbols.
reverberate (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
belligerent Hostile and aggressive.
generation All of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.
significant Sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.
bisect Divide into two parts.
gruesome Causing repulsion or horror; grisly.
similar Resembling without being identical.
bizarre Very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement.
imminent About to happen.
simulate Imitate the appearance or character of.
boycott Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
impel Drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.
simultaneous Occurring, operating, or done at the same time.
capable Having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing.
imperative Of vital importance; crucial.
source A place, person, or thing from which something comes or can be obtained.
cause A person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition.
integrate Combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole.
specific Clearly defined or identified.
characterize Describe the distinctive nature or features of.
interrogate Ask questions of (someone, especially a suspect or a prisoner) closely, aggressively, or formally.
spontaneous Performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.
chronological (of a record of events) starting with the earliest and following the order in which they occurred.
merge Combine or cause to combine to form a single entity.
surmise Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
commence Begin; start.
modify Make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.
theory A supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained.
compels Force or oblige (someone) to do something.
mutiny An open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers.
tirade A long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.
concise Giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.
narrate Give a spoken or written account of.
universal Of, affecting, or done by all people or things in the world or in a particular group; applicable to all cases.
conclude Bring (something) to an end.
novice A person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation.
validate Check or prove the validity or accuracy of (something).
confiscate Take or seize (someone's property) with authority.
obsolete No longer produced or used; out of date.
variable Not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change.
conjecture An opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
opposition Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument.
conscientious (of a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly.
perish Suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way.
consecutive Following continuously.
perspective The art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
consistent Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.
persuasive Good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.
inspire Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
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