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Vocabulary Review (Grade 8)

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1. 
Abhor
  1. to dislike
  2. to like
  3. to clean
  4. to lose
2. 
I fell and got an                on my knee.
  1. simulation
  2. abrasion
  3. cursory
  4. allusion
3. 
I prefer this choice to the ALTERNATIVE.
What does ALTERNATIVE mean in this sentence?



4. 
Ambiguous
  1. when one shows concern or compassion
  2. something that is not clear
  3. things or events that aren't about the subject being discussed
  4. weird and unusual
5. 
Out of proper order, wrong:
  1. amiss
  2. dwindle
  3. flimsy
  4. unique
6. 
Anarchy
  1. lawlessness
  2. inactive
  3. irreproachable
  4. egotistic
7. 
Anonymous
  1. not proper or suitable
  2. say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something
  3. the state of being devoted to ask or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity
  4. without any name acknowledged, as that of author, or the like
8. 
A collection of various writings, such as songs stories or poems is an               .
  1. anthology
  2. pivot
  3. extrication
  4. poetry
9. 
I don't think there will be a problem with voter                    during this year's Presidential election.
10. 
The student tried to ASSIMILATE the information so he could explain plate tectonics to his group.
  1. not get
  2. not learn
  3. comprehend or learn
  4. miss
11. 
The police raced to                          the murderer before he could kill anyone else.
12. 
Gina made the false                that she could beat her younger sister at tennis.
  1. assumption
  2. proposition
  3. consumption
  4. apprehension
13. 
               (adj) bold, adventurous, recklessly daring. synonyms: enterprising, brave. antonyms: timid, cowardly.
  1. devoid
  2. audacious
  3. grapple
  4. incapacitate
14. 
You're a low man on the totem pole, you don't have the                          to make that decision.
15. 
Choose the best word to fill in the blank.

Marcia is an                 skier, who spends each weekend on the slopes.
  1. resilient
  2. avid
  3. despicable
  4. rebuff
16. 
To BAN something means to allow it.
  1. True
  2. False
17. 
The root BELLI is used in words such as rebellion and belligerent.
Based on your knowledge of these words, what can you conclude BELLI means?
  1. cry out
  2. short
  3. away from
  4. war
18. 
To share a cookie with two people, you can                 it.
  1. dissect
  2. bisect
  3. quarter
  4. break
19. 
A BIZARRE day is one where everything goes on as usual.
  1. True
  2. False
20. 
Many colonists protested the Stamp Act with a                 of British goods.
  1. buyout
  2. boycott
  3. tariff
  4. tax
21. 
You are CAPABLE enough to accomplish that task. I have faith in you.

What does the word CAPABLE mean?



22. 
What is a CAUSE?
  1. because
  2. reason it happened
  3. result of an act
  4. something that happens as a result
23. 
When you CHARACTERIZE someone, you                                 .
  1. describe them
  2. put them down
  3. write about them
  4. criticize them
24. 
Which choice refers to the sequencing of events by time?
  1. setting
  2. topic
  3. plot
  4. chronological order
25. 
A form for recording transactions in chronological order



26. 
Associate or fellow professional:                         
27. 
Concise
  1. clear and brief
  2. proper
  3. very long
  4. extreme
28. 
Let the race                        in 5...4...3...2...1... GO!
29. 
Sometimes your conscience COMPELS you to do something even when everyone else is telling you do something different.

What does the word COMPELS most likely mean?
  1. Discourages
  2. Forces
  3. Ignores
  4. Wants
30. 
Commence is to Start as Conclude is to:                
  1. Begin
  2. Middle
  3. End
  4. Keep going
31. 
Confiscate
  1. to take away legally
  2. happen soon, in the near future
  3. untidy
  4. unclear in meaning
32. 
A conjecture is a generalization that you think is true.
  1. True
  2. False
33. 
A person who is CONSCIENTIOUS tends to follow her conscience.
  1. True
  2. False
34. 
March and June are CONSECUTIVE months.
  1. True
  2. False
35. 
No matter what, Joe never made it to school on time.
"Well, at least he's CONSISTENT," said Sarah.

What does CONSISTENT most likely mean?



36. 
You may CONSPIRE with others when you plan a surprise birthday party.
  1. True
  2. False
37. 
What can you                 using the LEGOS in this box?
  1. argue
  2. construct
  3. passage
  4. repair
  5. effect
38. 
Light and dark colors placed near each other will create                .
  1. depression
  2. contrast
  3. repetition
  4. texture
39. 
I want to know if you have anyone who can                your story.
  1. corroborate
  2. derive
  3. succumb
40. 
On the west wall of the library, the painter tried to                 the county's farming background.
  1. sheepish
  2. serene
  3. depict
  4. arid
41. 
Choose the word that best fills in the blank.

From the experience of the past we                 instructive lessons for the future.
  1. agitate
  2. derive
  3. diffuse
  4. swoon
42. 
The Mayor's                 behavior during the press conference caused the public to demand his removal from office.
  1. despicable
  2. resilient
  3. rebuff
  4. pervasive
43. 
The clock shows time                 as we continue to lose time in our class period.
  1. elapse
  2. relapse
  3. recede
  4. exceed
44. 
He was                 after learning his cancer had returned.
  1. responsive
  2. despondent
  3. healthy
  4. optimistic
45. 
To board a ship or plane:                   
46. 
Encompass
  1. get rid of
  2. enclose or encircle
  3. sharpen
  4. heighten
47. 
Synonym of effort:
  1. endeavor
  2. emanated
  3. eerie
  4. choice
48. 
All                 must be quickly and securely gathered at a crime scene by the investigators to prevent possible contamination of the scene.
  1. analyze
  2. evidence
  3. claim
  4. reasoning
49. 
To EVOKE an answer is to:
  1. dislike it
  2. call it forth
  3. require it
  4. not allow it
50. 
Capable of being accomplished
  1. lethargy
  2. misused
  3. feasible
  4. elaborate

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