Grade 8 Week 9 Vocabulary

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Ms. Lanham's Grade 8 Week 9 Vocabulary

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apathy definition: (noun) absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement; lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting
arable definition: (adj) capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage
asset definition: (noun) useful and desirable thing or quality; a single item of ownership having exchange value
beneficial definition: (adj) conferring benefit; advantageous; helpful
delineate definition: (verb) to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially; to portray in words; describe or outline with precision
demure definition: (adj) characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved; affectedly or coyly decorous, sober, or sedate
deride definition: (verb) to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
diffident definition: (adj) lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy; restrained or reserved in manner, conduct, etc
espouse definition: (verb) to make one's own; adopt or embrace, as a cause
exacerbate definition: (verb) to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate; to embitter the feelings of (a person); irritate; exasperate
indifferent definition: (adj) without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others; having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested
indistinct definition: (adj) not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings; not clearly distinguishable or perceptible, as to the eye, ear, or mind
nurture definition: (verb) to feed and protect: to nurture one's offspring; to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster:
objective definition: (noun) something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target (adj) being the object or goal of one's efforts; not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased:
quell definition: (verb) to suppress; put an end to; extinguish: to vanquish; subdue
rancor definition: (noun) bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
rationale definition: (noun) the fundamental reason or reasons serving to account for something; a statement of reasons; a reasoned exposition of principles.
rebuke definition: (verb) to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
stimulate definition: (verb) to rouse to action or effort, as by encouragement or pressure; spur on; incite
tolerant definition: (adj) inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing
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