Card Set Information
7th Grade LA vocabulary
ex. The policeman interrogated witnesses after the crime.
To pay back; give a reward; compensation.
ex. She received significant recompense for her time.
Absolutely necessary; can't do away with; not to be neglected.
ex. To keep my job I will make myself indispensible.
Not important; minor; ordinary; commonplace.
ex. Your grades are not a trivial matter.
to drive or uge on; get a reaction.
Stop goading him to act clownish.
One of a kind; unusual; unequaled.
ex. She has a very unique style.
A brief summary; a short written account of one's education, work experience or qualifications for a job
ex. You should bring your resume to a job interview.
to rush violently; dash headlong; to fling or hurl forcefully
ex. In his anger he hurtled the chair across the room.
Risk, peril - to expose to danger or harm
ex. Smoking is a hazard to your health.
To reach a high point of development; to end; climax.
ex. The story culminated with them becoming friends.
To persuade not to do something; discourage.
ex. I tried to dissuade her from going there.
to satisfy the needs; try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service.
ex. The hotel has excellent service. They really cater to your every need.
A public speach for a formal occassion.
ex. They applauded after his oration.
Savage, wicked, malicious.
ex. The dog vicously attacked the cat.
Bombard; shower with pebbles.
ex. The malicous kids pelted us with rocks.
Two-sided; joint; shared, reciprocal.
ex. The decision to move forward was mutual.
Never ending; ceaseless.
ex. Her interminable chatter was very annoying.
Upset; interfere; displace; disorder.
ex. The loud music disrupted my studies.
Dynasty; Administration; rule.
ex. The socialist regime did not allow them to speak freely.
gloss, sheen, shine.
ex. The creme adds luster to her hair.
Ant. Cheerful, blithe, sociable; vivacious.
Sit up; in a verticle position; without fault; honest.
Ant: in a horizontal position; lying down; dishonest; corrupt
ex. After his incarceration he tried to live an upright life.
Boring; ordinary; without excitement.
Ant: exciting, lively, thrilling, exhilarating.
ex. He lived a very humdrum life on the farm. But when he moved to the city, it became very exciting.
showing irritation; querillous
ant: agreeable; pleasant mood or temperment; amicable.
ex. The long wait made them very peevish.
slowed down; stunted.
ANT: hasten; quicken; speed up.
ex. A lack of sun can retard growth.
Ant: unusual; strange; odd.
ex. It is customary to eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
Fix up; Make improvements.
Ant: destroy, damage.
ex. With the money I will renovate my home.
Feeling or showing anger from because of something that is unfair or wrong.
Ant: Pleased, delighted, overjoyed, elated.
ex. The indignant workers went on strike.
Without; empty; infertile.
ex. The drought made the land barren; but after the rain, it became fertile again.
armistice; an agreement to stop fighting or arguing.
ex. After the long war they finally called a truce.
Hoover above; suddenly appear in a large or distorted form; to come up in future.
ex. The clouds loomed above us.
ex. Good things loom in her future.
Hint; suggest (usually something negative); say indirectly.
ex. He was trying to insinuate that I cheated.
ex. She held her pencil poised over the paper.
ex. Her hard training poised her for a win.
to flow a little at a time; in small amounts.
ex. Tears trickled down her cheeks.
ex. The crowd trickled into the theater.
ant: bombard; rush in.
various; diverse; cannot grouped into common categories
ex. I have a drawer of miscellaneous items.
to allow even though it may not be proper, healthy or appropriate.
ex. She indulged herself with lots of candy.
ex. The aromatic perfume indulged my senses.
attempt to touch down on the ground
ex. He got a small foretaste of the future.
ex. Give the seed time to germinate.
ex: She sat adjacent to me on the bus.