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7th Grade Vocabulary Week 7

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Ms. Lanham's 7th grade week 7 vocabulary words
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Abridge Definition: (verb)to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents: to abridge a reference book; to reduce or lessen in duration, scope, authority, etc.; diminish; curtail
antipathy definition: (noun) a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion; an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling; an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike
conundrum definition: (noun) a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words; anything that puzzles
elusive definition: (adj) cleverly or skillfully evasive; difficult to find; failing to allow for or accommodate a clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define:
impartial definition: (adj) not biased; fair; just
mimicry definition: (verb) the act, practice, or art of imitating or posing as. an instance, performance, or result of imitating, resembling closely, or simulating.
nausea definition: (noun) sickness at the stomach, especially when accompanied by a loathing for food and an involuntary impulse to vomit; extreme disgust; loathing; repugnance
pathos definition: (noun) the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity, or of sympathetic and kindly sorrow or compassion
profane definition: (verb) to misuse (anything that should be respected); defile; debase; employ basely or unworthily;to treat (anything sacred) with irreverence or contempt; violate the sanctity of
sully definition: (verb) to soil, stain, or tarnish; to mar the purity or luster of; defile: to become soiled, or tarnished
torpid definition: (adj) inactive or sluggish; slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic; dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.
usurp definition: to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right: to use without authority or right; employ wrongfully: verb (used without object); to commit forcible or illegal seizure of an office, power, etc.; encroach.
pallid definition: (adj) pale; faint or deficient in color; wan: a pallid countenance; lacking in vitality or interest:
remorse definition: (noun) deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction
serendipity definition: (noun) an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident; good fortune; luck
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