Grade 8 Week 7 Vocabulary

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astute definition: (adj) clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd
depression definition: (noun) a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface; or sadness; gloom; dejection
deviate definition: (verb) to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc; to depart or swerve, as from a procedure, course of action, or acceptable norm; to digress, as from a line of thought or reasoning
extant definition: (adj) in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost
exigent definition: (adj) requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing; requiring a great deal, or more than is reasonable
inherent definition: (adj) existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
ominous: definition: (adj) portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds; indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having the significance of an omen; being a portent
recuperate definition: (verb) to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength; to recover from financial loss.
rife definition: (adj) of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; in widespread existence, activity, or use; current in speech or report:;abundant, plentiful, or numerous
translucent definition: (adj) permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible; easily understandable; lucid: a translucent explication; clear; transparent
unique definition: (adj) existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics; having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable
arid Definition: (adj) being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land;an arid climate;barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture:arid farmland; lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune:
culprit definition: (noun) a person or other agent guilty of or responsible for an offense or fault; a person arraigned for an offense
deter definition: (verb) to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding; to prevent; check; arrest:
enervate definition: (verb) to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken
expertise definition: (noun) expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how: business expertise; a written opinion by an expert, as concerning the authenticity or value of a work of art, manuscript, etc.
ingenious definition: (adj) characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction; an ingenious machine; cleverly inventive or resourcefu
obsolete definition: (adj) no longer in general use; fallen into disuse; of a discarded or outmoded type; out of date; no longer in use, especially, out of use for at least the past century
reconcile definition: (verb) to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired; to win over to friendliness; cause to become amicable;to compose or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.);to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent
restive definition: (adj) impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy; refractory; stubborn; refusing to go forward; balky
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