Vocabulary Chapter 7

  1. acme
    n. the highest point
  2. attribute
    • n. the quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something
    • v. to assign to, credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from
  3. belittle
    v to make something appear smaller that it is; to refer to in a way that suggests lack of importance or value
  4. convey
    v. to transport; to transmit; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
  5. doctrine
    n. a belief, principal, or teaching; a system of such beliefs or principles; a formulation of such beliefs or principles
  6. excise
    • v. to remove by cutting
    • n. an indirect tax on the manufacture, sale, or distribution of a commodity or service
  7. exotic
    adj. foreign; charmingly unfamiliar or strikingly unusual
  8. haggard
    adj. thin, pale, and careworn as a result of worry or suffering; wild-looking
  9. jaunty
    adj. lively, easy, and carefree in manner; smart or trim in appearance
  10. juncture
    n. a joining together; the point at which two things are joined; any important point in time
  11. menial
    • adj. lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity;
    • n. a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
  12. parry
    • v. to ward off, fend off, deflect, evade, avoid
    • n. a defensive movement in fencing and other sports
  13. predatory
    adj. preying on, plundering, or piratical
  14. ravage
    • v. to destroy, lay waste, ruin
    • n. ruinous damage, destruction
  15. stance
    n. a way of holding the body; an attitude or position on an issue
  16. tawdry
    adj. showy and flashy but lacking in good taste
  17. turncoat
    n. a person who switches to an opposing side or party
  18. unassuming
    adj. not putting on airs, unpretentious; modest
  19. wallow
    v. to roll about in a lazy, clumsy, or helpless way; to overindulge in; to have in abundance; n. a wet, muddy, or dusty area used by animals as a sort of bath; a state of moral or physical collapse
  20. wavor
    v. to move to and fro, become unsteady; to show lack of firmness or decision
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Vocabulary Chapter 7
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