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VOCABULARY. 7 TH Grade Week 1 & 2 Quiz #1. Definition: to decode, make sense Sentence: I will decipher the secret message with my decoder. Examples: d ecipher a code d ecipher an assignment. 1. decipher. Definition: f eeling sorry Sentence:

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vocabulary

VOCABULARY

7TH Grade

Week 1 & 2

Quiz #1

1 decipher

Definition:

  • to decode, make sense

Sentence:

  • I will decipherthe secret message with my decoder.

Examples:

  • decipher a code
  • decipher an assignment
1. decipher
2 sympathetic

Definition:

  • feeling sorry

Sentence:

  • The girl was acting sympathetic as she talked to her friend who had just lost her grandfather.

Examples:

  • sympathetic teacher
  • sympathetic neighbor
2. sympathetic
3 unison

Definition:

  • speak or talk together

Sentence:

  • The chorus sang in unison at the evening concert.

Examples:

  • answer in unison
  • nodded heads in unison
3. unison
4 penetrating

Definition:

  • go into or through

Sentence:

  • He never stopped asking penetrating questions.

Examples:

  • penetrating look
  • penetrating sound
4. penetrating
5 irritable

Definition:

  • mad, angry

Sentence:

  • He had missed his dinner, and grew irritable.

Examples:

  • irritable question
  • irritable baby
5. irritable
6 impending

Definition:

  • Coming soon, occurring soon

Sentence:

  • I awoke with a feeling of impending disaster.

Examples:

  • impending decision
  • impending event
6. impending
7 prediction

Definition:

  • what you think will happen

Sentence:

  • The meteorologist made a prediction about the weather next week.

Examples:

  • game prediction
  • weather prediction
7. prediction
8 concede

Definition:

  • give in, give up

Sentence:

  • The government had to concede when an attack was made.

Examples:

  • concede a game
  • concede a truth
8. concede
9 proposition

Definition:

  • to offer

Sentence:

  • The man considered a new business proposition.

Examples:

  • fair proposition
  • difficult proposition
9. proposition
10 dwindle

Definition:

  • to become less

Sentence:

  • The boy watched the money in his savings account dwindle to nothing.

Examples:

  • workforce dwindled
  • authority dwindled
10. dwindle
11 descend

Definition:

  • to move from a high point to a low point

Sentence:

  • We can only hear the creaky stairs as we descend to the cellar.

Examples:

  • descend from the sky
  • descend down the mountain
11. descend
12 bewilderment

Definition:

  • confusion

Sentence:

  • He shook his head in bewilderment.

Examples:

  • look of bewilderment
  • feeling of bewilderment
12. bewilderment
13 persist

Definition:

  • to keep at it

Sentence:

  • Contact your doctor if the cough persists.

Examples:

  • Patient persists
  • Customer persists
13. persist
14 illuminate

Definition:

  • to light up, to explain

Sentence:

  • The city installed new lights to illuminate each street.

Examples:

  • illuminate the tree
  • illuminate an idea
14. illuminate
15 mutual

Definition:

  • having the same feeling

Sentence:

  • The family had a mutual agreement that they would eat supper together each night.

Examples:

  • mutual agreement
  • mutual feeling
15. mutual
16 prosecute

Definition:

  • carry on legal action against

Sentence:

  • The police decided not to prosecute because there was not enough evidence.

Examples:

  • prosecute someone
  • lawyer prosecutes
16. prosecute
17 vigorously

Definition:

  • done with much energy

Sentence:

  • He shook his head vigorously.

Examples:

  • run vigorously
  • campaign vigorously
17. vigorously
18 tolerate

Definition:

  • to put up with, withstand

Sentence:

  • They were able to tolerate each other’s differences.

Examples:

  • tolerate abuse
  • tolerate the sun
18. tolerate
19 anticipate

Definition:

  • to think about before it happens

Sentence:

  • The farmer anticipated the arrival of the storm.

Examples:

  • anticipate an event
  • anticipate a question
19. anticipate
20 property

Definition:

  • characteristics

Sentence:

  • A radio signal has an electrical property.

Examples:

  • property of matter
  • magnetic property
20. property
21 deceive

Definition:

  • mislead, lie

Sentence:

  • The boy deceived his parents when he told them he was at a friends house.

Examples:

  • deceive yourself
  • deceive the government
21. deceive
22 impatiently

Definition:

  • not able to wait

Sentence:

  • She impatiently waited for her flight to take off.

Examples:

  • Impatiently waiting
  • Impatient people
22. impatiently