8th Grade Word List - Literature

Words for students of 8th Grade, the page is for literature words:The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle.
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 The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan DoyleChapter 1   
bulbous
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a. curving outward
a. shaped like a bulb
ferrule
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n. a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting
pique
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v. a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride
indifference
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n. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
convex
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a. curving or bulging outward
erroneous
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a. containing or characterized by error
fallacy
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n. a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
pledge
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n. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
mastiff
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n. an old breed of powerful deep-chested smooth-coated dog used chiefly as a watchdog and guard dog
incredulous
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a. not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
spaniel
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n. any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
jut
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v. extend out or project in space
sloven
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a. habitually untidy or careless;
dingy
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a. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
fray
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v. cause friction
v. wear away by rubbing
benevolence
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n. disposition to do good
dabbler
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n. an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
dolichocephalic
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a. having a relatively long skull
supra-orbital
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a. situated above the orbit of the eye
parietal
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a. of, relating to, attached to, or denoting the wall of the body or of a body cavity or hollow structure
fissure
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n. a long narrow depression in a surface
fulsome
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a. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
covet
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v. wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)
dexterity
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n. skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands
agile
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a. mentally quick
a. moving quickly and lightly
antenna
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n. either of a pair of long, thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects
asperity
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n. harshness of manner
inadvertently
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ad. without knowledge or intention
ado
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n. trouble or difficulty