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8 th Grade English Vocabulary List #1. Barren . (adj.) not productive, bare Example : In contrast to the rich land we left behind, the plains appeared to be a _____________barren landscape. SYNONYMS : unproductive, sterile, desolate ANTONYMS : fertile, productive, fruitful. disrupt .

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barren
Barren
  • (adj.) not productive, bare
  • Example: In contrast to the rich land we left behind, the plains appeared to be a _____________barren landscape.
  • SYNONYMS: unproductive, sterile, desolate
  • ANTONYMS: fertile, productive, fruitful
disrupt
disrupt
  • (v.) to break up, disturb
  • Example: Even the loud demonstration on the street below was not enough to _______________ the meeting.
  • SYNONYMS: upset, displace, disorder
  • ANTONYMS: organize, arrange
germinate
germinate
  • (v.) to begin to grow
  • Example: After he interrogated the suspect, suspicion began to __________ in the inspector’s mind.
  • SYNONYMS: sprout, shoot up, growANTONYMS: wither, die, shrivel up
renovate
Renovate
  • (v.) to repair, restore to good condition,

make new again

  • Example: The young couple brought in an architect and a contractor to help them ________the old house.
  • SYNONYMS: repair, fix up, recondition
truce
Truce
  • (n.) a pause in fighting, temporary peace
  • Example: After tense negotiations, the warring nations reluctantly agreed to a five-day _______.
  • SYNONYMS: cease-fire, armistice
  • ANTONYMS: war, warfare, fighting
vicious
Vicious
  • (adj.) evil, bad; spiteful; having bad habits or an ugly disposition; painfully severe or extreme
  • Example: The _________rumor was damaging to their friendship.
  • SYNONYMS: wicked, malicious, savage
  • ANTONYMS: good, kind, kindly, mild, harmless
trickle
trickle
  • (v.) to flow or fall by drops or in a small

stream; (n.) a small, irregular quantity

of anything

  • Example: The water began to ________trickle from the rusty old pipe.
  • SYNONYMS: (v.) dribble, drizzle, drip (n.) small amount
  • ANTONYMS: (v.) gush, pour, flood (n.) deluge