Victor - 7th Grade English Vocabulary for The Montsters are Due on Maple Street

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Victor - 7th Grade English Vocabulary for The Montsters are Due on Maple Street
2013-11-14 17:11:45
Vocabulary words Monsters are Due Maple Street

distinguish, relevant, motive, illustrate,dispute, flustered, sluggish, persistent, defiant, metamorphosis, superstition, reflective, transfixed, indistinct, pan (camera), assent, murmor, antagonism, illogical, revelation, wee
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  1. distinguish -
    Distinguish – to perceive a difference in.

    Ex: As I walked home from school, I could distinguish the smell of smoke in the air.
  2. relevant -
    Relevantaffording evidence to prove or disprove the matter at issue

    Ex: My teacher said to make sure our questions were relevant to the discussion.
  3. motive -
    Motive – something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act

    Ex: The detective searched for a motive for the crime.
  4. illustrate -
    Illustrate - to make clear by giving or by serving as an example or instance

    Ex: The speaker began to illustrate her point by highlighting her personal experience.
  5. dispute -
    Dispute – to engage in argument

    Ex: The two drivers began to dispute over who should get the parking spot.
  6. flustered -
    Flustered – to put in a state of agitated confusion

    Ex: The woman became flustered when she got lost.
  7. sluggish -
    Sluggish – slow to respond

    Ex: The boys were sluggish because they did not get enough sleep.
  8. persistent -
    Persistent – existing for a long or longer than usual time or continuously

    Ex: The young boy was persistent when asking his Mom for a toy.
  9. defiant -
    Defiant – showing defiance

    Ex: The defiant child refused to apologize.
  10. metamorphosis -
    Metamorphosis – change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means

    Ex: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly is quite amazing.
  11. superstition -
    Superstition – a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception

    Ex: A superstition is when you believe that if you wear your lucky shirt, you will have good luck.
  12. reflective -
    Reflective - capable of reflecting light

     Ex:A mirror is reflective.
  13. transfixed -
    Transfixed - to hold motionless by or as if by piercing.

    Ex: To be transfixed is to stare at something and find it difficult to look away.
  14. indistinct -
    Indistinct - not clearly recognizable or understandable

    Ex: When you cannot make out a specific detail on something or a specific characteristic of someone. You would say it is indistinct. For example, from a distance you may not be able to see that a man has a mustache/facial hair. So that characteristic would be indistinct.
  15. pan (camera) -
    Pan (camera) - the process of panning a motion picture or video camera

    Ex: When making a movie, the cameraman has to pan his camera to show the scenery to the audience.
  16. assent -
    Assent - to agree to something especially after thoughtful consideration.

    Ex: If you agree to the plan, you give your assent to the plan.
  17. murmor -
    Murmor - a soft or gentle utterance

    Ex: With the door closed, a person's voice would be more like a murmor (a soft utterance).
  18. antagonism -
    Antagonism - opposition of a conflicting force, tendency, or principle.

    Ex: An antagonist is someone who opposes or shows opposition to something.  (An adversary)
  19. illogical -
    Illogical - devoid of logic (having no logic)

    Ex: Illogical thinking lacks sense or rationality.
  20. revelation -
    Revelation - an act of revealing or communicating divine truth.

    Ex: To reveal or disclose something (a secret, or secret information)
  21. wee -
    Wee - very small

    Ex: The wee (small) child sat on his father's lap.