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7th Grade Vocabulary

7th Grade Words that can appear on Standardized Testing

abdicate (of a monarch) renounce one's throne.
abrasive (of a substance or material) capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding.
abruptly Suddenly and unexpectedly.
acknowledge Accept or admit the existence or truth of.
acquire Buy or obtain (an asset or object) for oneself.
addict A person who is addicted to a particular substance, typically an illegal drug.
adequate Satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity.
admonish Warn or reprimand someone firmly.
affiliation The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated.
agitate Make (someone) troubled or nervous.
allege Claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof that this is the case.
allocate Distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose.
alternative (of one or more things) available as another possibility.
amendment A minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.
antagonize Cause (someone) to become hostile.
attribute Regard something as being caused by (someone or something).
authentic Of undisputed origin; genuine.
bamboozle Fool or cheat (someone).
belligerent Hostile and aggressive.
bewilder Cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused.
punctual Happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time; on time.
bias Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
boycott Withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
condor A large New World vulture with a bare head and mainly black plumage, living in mountainous country and spending much time soaring.
cause A person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition.
characterize Describe the distinctive nature or features of.
chronological (of a record of events) starting with the earliest and following the order in which they occurred.
compel Force or oblige (someone) to do something.
competent Having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.
component A part or element of a larger whole, especially a part of a machine or vehicle.
conclusive (of evidence or argument) serving to prove a case; decisive or convincing.
concur Be of the same opinion; agree.
condemn Express complete disapproval of, typically in public; censure.
conntation An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
consecutive Following continuously.
irrelevant Not connected with or relevant to something.
consult Seek information or advice from (someone with expertise in a particular area).
contrast The state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association.
copious Abundant in supply or quantity.
correspond Have a close similarity; match or agree almost exactly.
dawdle Waste time; be slow.
deceitful Guilty of or involving deceit; deceiving or misleading others.
demeanor Outward behavior or bearing.
derogatory Showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
devastate Destroy or ruin (something).
devious Showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals.
devour Eat (food or prey) hungrily or quickly.
diversity The state of being diverse; variety.
eligible Having the right to do or obtain something; satisfying the appropriate conditions.
emphasize Give special importance or prominence to (something) in speaking or writing.
estimate Roughly calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of.
evaluate Form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess.
bewildered Perplexed and confused; very puzzled.
exposition A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
exuberant Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.
famished Extremely hungry.
formidable Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
impartial Treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just.
indifferent Having no particular interest or sympathy; unconcerned.
industrious Diligent and hard-working.
inevitable Certain to happen; unavoidable.
infuriate Make (someone) extremely angry and impatient.
inhabitants A person or animal that lives in or occupies a place.
initiate Cause (a process or action) to begin.
intimidate Frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
irate Feeling or characterized by great anger.
legendary Of, described in, or based on legends.
liaison Communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations.
libel A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation.
ludicrous So foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.
mandatory Required by law or rules; compulsory.
mitigate Make less severe, serious, or painful.
naive (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.
narrate Give a spoken or written account of.
necessity The fact of being required or indispensable.
negligent Failing to take proper care in doing something.
obnoxious Extremely unpleasant.
omit Leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully.
opposition Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument.
oppress Keep (someone) in subservience and hardship, especially by the unjust exercise of authority.
perceive Become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.
persuasive Good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.
prediction A thing predicted; a forecast.
prominent Important; famous.
prospective (of a person) expected or expecting to be something particular in the future.
exonerated (especially of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, especially after due consideration of the case.
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.
relinquish Voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.
resolve Settle or find a solution to (a problem, dispute, or contentious matter).
rudimentary Involving or limited to basic principles.
signify Be an indication of.
sovereign A supreme ruler, especially a monarch.
suspense A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen.
talisman An object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.
tentative Not certain or fixed; provisional.
toxic Poisonous.
treason The crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
viewpoint Another term for point of view.
confront Meet (someone) face to face with hostile or argumentative intent.
Created by: DPierre25
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