Unit 7

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The language arts unit 7 vocabulary words for sadlier-oxford
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  1. the highest point.
    A perfect game is the_______of any pitcher's career in baseball
    acme
  2. a quality or characteristics belonging to or associated with someone or something.
    The_______i most admire in you is your willingness to give everyone's opinions a fair hearing.
    attribute
  3. to make something appear smaller than it is.
    Candidates for public office may resort to negative ads that_______their opponents' records.
    belittle
  4. to transport, to transmit, to communicate.
    Please_______our best wishes to your parents on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
    convey
  5. a belief principle or teaching.
    No two religions see eye to eye on every fine detail of_______.
    doctrine
  6. to remove by cutting.
    If you_______that irrelevant remark you will improve your essay.
    excise
  7. foreign, charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual.
    A recipe may call for_______herbs and spices that are difficult to obtain.
    exotic
  8. thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering, wild-looking.
    The_______ refugees were given food, clothing, and temporary shelter.
    haggard
  9. lively, easy, and carefree in manner, smart or trim in appearance.
    I bought a_______ straw hat.
    jaunty
  10. a joining together, the point at which two things are joined.
    Our property ends at the_______of two stone walls.
    juncture
  11. lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity.
    During the Great Depression, people were thankful to have work of any kind, no matter how_______.
    menial
  12. to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid.
    An effective press secretary can______almost any question a reporter asks.
    parry
  13. preying on, plundering, or piratical.
    Owls and other______ birds play an the champion completely off guard.
    predatory
  14. to destroy, lay waste, ruin.
    Swarms of locusts______the farmer's fields and orchards.
    ravage
  15. a way of holding the body.
    A fashion model's_______is calculated to show off a designer's clothing to best advantage.
    stance
  16. showy and flashy but lacking in good taste.
    An excess of gold braid and glittery beads gave the costumes a_______ look.
    tawdry
  17. a person who switches to an opposing side or party.
    Strikers generally consider those workers who cross the picket lines to be______.
    turncoat
  18. not putting on airs, unpretentious, modest.
    Many celebrities remain______ despite their fame and wealth.
    unassuming
  19. to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way.
    After a strenuous hike, I was too tired to do anything but_______ blissfully in a hot bath.

    wallow
  20. to move to and fro, become unsteady.
    The committee_______ for several days before choosing the winner of the essay contest.
    waver

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