7th Grade Word List - Literature

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eclipse
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v. cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention
v. be greater in significance than
predominate
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v. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
v. appear very large or occupy a commanding position
abhorrent
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a. offensive to the mind
gibe
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v. laugh at with contempt and derision
v. be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
sneer
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v. smile contemptuously
n. a contemptuous or scornful remark
akin
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a. similar in quality or character
a. related by blood
admirably
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ad. in way that arouses or deserves respect and approval;
intrusion
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n. rock produced by an intrusive process
n. the forcing of molten rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock formation
grit
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v. cover with a grit
n. fortitude and determination
dubious
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a. open to doubt or suspicion
a. fraught with uncertainty or doubt
loath
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a. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
a. (usually followed by to) strongly opposed
reign
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v. have sovereign power
n. royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
woo
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v. seek someone's favor
v. make amorous advances towards
silhouette
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v. project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette
n. a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color
effusive
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a. extravagantly demonstrative
a. uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm
introspective
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a. given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
wedlock
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n. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
clumsy
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a. difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
a. showing lack of skill or aptitude
malignant
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a. dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
specimen
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n. a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes
n. an example regarded as typical of its class
iodoform
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n. volatile pale yellow sweet-smelling crystalline organic compound of iodine, with antiseptic properties;
nitrate
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v. treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate
n. any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
stethoscope
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n. a medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the body
baffle
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v. check the emission of (sound)
v. be a mystery or bewildering to
amiss
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a. not functioning properly
ad. in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner
presumably
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ad. by reasonable assumption
endeavour
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v. attempt by employing effort
n. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
monogram
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n. a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials); printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing
triumphant
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a. experiencing triumph
a. joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
hoof
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v. dance in a professional capacity
n. the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals
brougham
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n. horse-drawn carriage with roof, four wheels;
apiece
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ad. to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
astrakhan
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n. a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River
n. the fur of young lambs
brooch
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n. a decorative pin worn by women
v. fasten with or as if with a brooch
beryl
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n. the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems
barbaric
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a. without civilizing influences
a. unrestrained and crudely rich
opulence
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n. wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
vizard
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n. mask or disguise;
obstinacy
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n. the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
n. resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
discretion
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n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
n. the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
delicacy
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n. something considered choice to eat
n. smallness of stature
quench
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v. suppress or crush completely
v. cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid
languid
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a. lacking spirit or liveliness
lounge
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v. sit or recline comfortably
v. be about
incisive
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a. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
a. suitable for cutting or piercing
confide
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v. confer a trust upon
v. reveal in private; tell confidentially
incognito
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a. with your identity concealed
ad. without revealing one's identity
docket
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v. make a summary or abstract of a legal document and inscribe it in a list
n. a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
monograph
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n. a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject
entangle
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v. entrap
v. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
reproachful
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a. expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
betrothal
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n. a mutual promise to marry
n. the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
carte blanche
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n. complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best
chamois
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n. hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips
scribble
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v. write carelessly
n. an aimless drawing
cabinet
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n. a storage compartment for clothes and valuables; usually it has a lock
exalted
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a. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
inextricable
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a. not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied
accustomed
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a. commonly used or practiced; usual
a. in the habit of or adapted to
groom
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v. educate for a future role or function
n. a man who has recently been married
freemasonry
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n. a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests
mews
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n. row or street of houses or flats that have been converted from stables;
ostler
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n. someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
compel
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v. force somebody to do something
v. necessitate or exact
dainty
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a. especially pleasing to the taste
n. something considered choice to eat
bonnet
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n. a hat tied under the chin
cabman
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n. taxicab driver;
confidant
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n. someone to whom private matters are confided
ominous
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a. presaging ill fortune
a. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
delicate
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a. difficult to handle; requiring great tact
hansom
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n. a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
aquiline
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a. curved down like an eagle's beak
landau
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n. a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
shabby
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a. showing signs of wear and tear
a. mean and unworthy and despicable
expostulate
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v. reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
mumble
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v. talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
v. grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
vouch
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v. give personal assurance; guarantee
v. give supporting evidence
tying
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n. the act of binding things together
spinster
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n. an elderly unmarried woman
menace
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v. pose a threat to; present a danger to
v. act in a threatening manner
formidable
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a. extremely impressive in strength or excellence
a. inspiring fear
succinct
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a. briefly giving the gist of something
loafer
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n. person who does no work
lounger
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n. someone who wastes time
scuffle
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v. walk by dragging one's feet
n. an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
treachery
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n. betrayal of a trust
n. an act of deliberate betrayal
ulster
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n. man's long, loose overcoat of rough cloth;
shriek
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n. sharp piercing cry
n. a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
uproar
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n. loud confused noise from many sources
recess
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n. a small concavity
n. an arm off of a larger body of water
relapse
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v. deteriorate in health
n. a failure to maintain a higher state
sardonic
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a. disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking
stagger
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v. walk as if unable to control one's movements
n. an unsteady uneven gait
chagrin
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n. strong feelings of embarrassment
v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
ransack
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v. steal goods; take as spoils
v. search thoroughly
hindrance
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n. any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
epistle
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n. a specially long, formal letter
inviolate
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a. must be kept sacred
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