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Study Words for Eighth Graders V 2013-2014

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sedentary(adjective) characterized by or requiring sitting or slight activity.
Pavlovian(adjective) of or relating to the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov or to his work and experiments.
cumbersome(adjective) of an excessive size, shape, or length : unwieldy.
histrionics(plural noun) staged or stagy conduct or exhibition of temperament usually intended to produce some particular effect or response in others.
gustatory(adjective) of, relating to, affecting, or associated with the sense of taste.
perceived(verb) became aware of through the senses.
illustrious(adjective) notably or brilliantly outstanding.
quadrillion(noun) one followed by 15 zeros, or ten to the 15th power.
anticipatory(adjective) characterized by the act of looking forward.
abstruse(adjective) difficult to comprehend or understand.
chancellor(noun) the chief minister of state in any of certain European countries who is charged with responsibilities corresponding to those of a prime minister.
recoup(verb) to compensate (as oneself) for something (as expenses, losses).
Herculean(adjective) of extraordinary might or tremendous difficulty.
ombudsman(noun) a government official appointed to receive and investigate complaints made by individuals against abuses or capricious acts of public officials.
porosity(noun) the quality or state of being capable of absorbing moisture.
dodecahedron(noun) a solid having 12 plane faces.
injurious(adjective) inflicting or tending to inflict damage : hurtful, harmful, detrimental.
prognosticate(verb) to foretell from signs or symptoms : predict, prophesy.
complacency(noun) satisfaction or self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.
omnibus(adjective) of, relating to, or providing for many things or classes at once : containing or including many items.


Blackland Prairie Elementary
Round Rock, TX

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