unit 7 vocab

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unit 7 vocab
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  1. the highest pointl
    summit, top, peak, pinnacle
    Acme
  2. a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something,(v)to assign to,credit with; to reard as caused by or resulting from;
    trait, ascribe
    Attribute
  3. to make something appear smaller than it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack or importance or value;

    minimize,underrate,disparage
    Belittle
  4. to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to;

    carry, send, impart
    Convey
  5. a belief, principle, or teaching; a systm or such beliefs or principles;
    Doctrine
  6. to remove by cutting; an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service

    cut out, delete, expunge
    Excise
  7. foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual

    strange, alien, picturesque, colorful
    Exotic
  8. thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking

    drawn, gaunt, wasted
    Haggard
  9. lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance

    unconcerned, lighthearted
    Jaunty
  10. a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time

    union, seam, joint, turning point
    juncture
  11. lowly, humble lacking importance or dignity;

    underling, scullion, servant
    menial
  12. to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid; a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
    parry
  13. preying on, plundering, or piratical

    looting, pillaging, ravenous, rapacious
    predatory
  14. to destroy, lay wate, ruin; ruinous damage, destruction

    wreck, devastate
    Ravage
  15. a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue

    posture, bearing
    stance
  16. showy and flashy but lacking in good taste

    loud, garish, gaudy, tacky, vulgar
    tawdry
  17. a person who switches to an opposing side or party

    traitor, quisling, deserter, renegade
    turncoat
  18. not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
    unassuming
  19. to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way;

    delight in, bask in
    wallow
  20. to move and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision

    hesitate falter
    waver

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