Grade 7 Week 9 - Vocabulary

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adversary definition: (noun) a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe
buffet definition: (noun) a blow, as with the hand or fist; a violent shock or concussion (verb) to strike, as with the hand or fist; to strike against or push repeatedly
credulity definition: (adj) willingness to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullibility
eminent definition: (adj) high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy; lofty; high; prominent; projecting; protruding
implicit definition: (adj) implied, rather than expressly stated: unquestioning or unreserved; absolute
mollify definition: (verb) to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease; to mitigate or reduce; soften
passive definition: (adj) not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling: not participating readily or actively; inactive
plethora definition: (noun) overabundance; excess
propagate definition: (verb) to reproduce (itself, its kind, etc.), as an organism does; to transmit (hereditary features or elements) to, or through, offspring; to spread (a report, doctrine, practice, etc.) from person to person; disseminate; to cause to increase in number or amount.
suppress definition: (verb) to put an end to the activities of; to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop; to keep in or repress; to withhold from disclosure or publication; to stop or arrest; to vanquish or subdue
tangential definition: (adj) pertaining to or of the nature of a tangent; being or moving in the direction of a tangent; merely touching; slightly connected; divergent or digressive, as from a subject under consideration; tending to digress or to reply to questions obliquely
taut definition: (adj) tightly drawn; tense; not slack; emotionally or mentally strained or tense; in good order or condition; tidy; neat
toxin definition: (noun) any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.
typical definition: (adj) of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen; conforming to a particular type
upbraid definition: (verb) to find fault with or reproach severely; censure; (of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to
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