Standard ELACC8L6: Acquire and use accurately grade- appropriate general academic and domain- specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
1. perturb perturb (v): to disturb; to upset Sample sentence: You will surely perturb your mother if you do not clean up your room today. Other forms: perturbed; Perturbing
2. conspicuous conspicuous (adj): easily seen or noticed; attracting special attention Sample sentence: You have conspicuous errors in your homework. Sample sentence: The red convertible was conspicuous among the parked limousines. Word Forms: Conspicuously; inconspicuous; inconspicuously
3. diminish diminish (v): to make or cause to seem smaller, less, or less important Sample Sentence: Letting a child draw on a painting will probably diminish its value. Word Forms: diminishable; diminishment
4. languish languish (v): to be or become weak or feeble Sample Sentence: The robber languished in prison for ten years. Sample Sentence: Millions of people languish in debt and don’t see any way out. Word Forms: languishing; languisher
5. spellbinding spellbinding (adj): holding one’s attention Sample Sentence: The photographer found the pictures spellbinding. Word forms: spellbind; spellbound
6. annihilate annihilate (v.): To destroy completely; to exterminate Sample Sentence: Gargamel planned to annihilate Smurf Villiage. Forms: Annihilating, annihilated, annihilates
7. apathy apathy (n.): A complete lack of emotion or interest; indifference Sample Sentence: Taylor and her boyfriend broke up and got back together so many times that she started feeling nothing but apathy for the relationship. Forms: Apathetic
8. blandishment blandishment (n.): flattering remarks that are meant to be persuasive. Sentence Sample: The students showered the teacher in blandishment in hopes that she would reduce the homework assignment. Forms: blandish; blandished
9. compulsory compulsory (adj.): required; mandatory Sample Sentence: The ice skaters performed a compulsory routine in the preliminary round of the competition.
10. expounding expounding (v.): Explaining in great detail Sample Sentence: The teacher began expounding on the topic of the Civil Rights movement. Forms: Expound; Expounds; Expounded
1.perturb (v): to disturb; to upset 2.conspicuous (adj): easily seen or noticed; attracting special attention 3. diminish (v): to make or cause to seem smaller, less, or less important 4.languish (v): to be or become weak or feeble 5.spellbinding (adj): holding one’s attention 6.annihilate (v.): To destroy completely; to exterminate 7.apathy (n.): A complete lack of emotion or interest; indifference 8.blandishment (n.): flattering remarks that are meant to be persuasive. 9.compulsory (adj.): required; mandatory 10.expounding (v.): Explaining in great detail
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