Vocabulary 7C Vocabulary for the week of 11/27/17

Word Part of speech Definition
Attribute Noun or Verb A quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something::: To assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from.
Belittle Verb To make something appear smaller than it is;to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value.
Convey Verb To transport to transmit, to communicate, make known, to transfer ownership to.
Acme Noun The highest point
Doctrine Noun A belief, principle, or teaching. A system of such beliefs on principles.
Excise Noun or Verb To remove by cutting, an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service.
Exotic Adjective Foreign, charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual.
Haggard Adjective Thin, pale and careworn as a result of worry or suffering, wild-looking.
Jaunty Adjective Lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance.
Juncture Noun A joining together; the point at which two things are joined.
Menial Noun or Adjective Lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity. a person who does the humble and unpleasant task.
Parry Noun or Verb To ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; a defensive movement in fencing and other sports.
Predatory Adjective Preying on, plundering, or piratical.
Ravage Noun or Verb To destroy, lay waste, ruin. Ruinous damage, destruction.
Stance Noun A way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue.
Tawdry Adjective Showy and flashy but lacking in good taste.
Unassuming Adjective Not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest.
Wallow Noun or Verb To roll in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have aim abundance. A wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath, a state of moral or physical collapse.
Waver Verb To move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision.

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