8th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 8th Grade, the page is for literature words:Animal Farm by George Orwell.
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 Animal Farm by George OrwellChapter I   
pop-hole
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n. a small opening through which an animal may pass
lurch
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v. move abruptly
scullery
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n. a small room next to the kitchen
fluttering
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a. flying unsteadily or hovering;
boar
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n. a male pig
n. the male of any of several mammals
barn
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n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
ensconce
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v. fix firmly
benevolent
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a. generous in providing aid to others
tush
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n. a long pointed tooth
perch
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n. support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place, especially for a bird
cud
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n. a wad of something chewable as tobacco
n. food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again
foal
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n. a young horse
v. give birth to a foal
brood
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n. a family of young animals, especially of a bird
duckling
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n. young duck
n. flesh of a young domestic duck
feebly
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ad. in way that lacks strength or force;
mare
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n. female equine animal; female of a horse
flirt
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v. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
mane
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n. long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
purr
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v. make a soft swishing sound
raven
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n. a large heavily built crow with mainly black plumage
till
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v. work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation
sturdy
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a. strongly and solidly built
confinement
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n. the condition of being in childbirth
grumble
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v. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
knacker
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n. someone who buys up old horses for slaughter
foxhound
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n. medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes
tyranny
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n. a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator
n. dominance through threat of punishment and violence
falter
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v. walk unsteadily
astray
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ad. far from the intended target
ad. away from the right path or direction
trotter
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n. foot of a pig or sheep especially one used as food
dissentient
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a. in opposition to majority or official opinion;
n. person who opposes majority or official opinion;
clime
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n. a region considered with reference to its climate
hearken
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v. listen; used mostly in the imperative
unison
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n. corresponding exactly
n. (music) two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch or in octaves
pellet
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n. a solid missile discharged from a firearm
n. a small sphere