Grade 8 Week 6 Vocabulary Words

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Ms. Lanham's 8th Grade Week 6 Vocabulary

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belie definition: to show to be false; contradict; to misrepresent
diffuse definition: widely spread or scattered; dispersed; to spread or scatter widely or thinly; disseminate
diverse definition: of various kinds or forms; multiform.
exuberant definition: effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant
hapless definition: unlucky; luckless; unfortunate
impinge definition: to make an impression; have an effect or impact (usually followed by on or upon)
insular definition: detached; standing alone; isolated; narrow-minded or illiberal; provincial
wistful definition: characterized by melancholy; longing; yearning; pensive, especially in a melancholy way
refute definition: to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge; to prove (a person) to be in error
salient definition: prominent or conspicuous: salient traits; projecting or pointing outward; a salient angle; leaping or jumping
trite definition: lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale
audible definition: capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard; actually heard
devious definition: departing from the most direct way; circuitous; indirect; not straightforward; shifty or crooked
diagnose definition: to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination; to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptom
extol definition: to praise highly; laud; eulogize
fetid definition: having an offensive odor; stinking
innate definitions: inherent in the essential character of something; originating in or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience
onerous definition: burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship; having or involving obligations or responsibilities, especially legal ones, that outweigh the advantage
refurbish definition: to furbish again; renovate; brighten
ruse definition: a trick, stratagem, or artifice
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