Flashcards in 7th grade Vocab 1 Deck (74):
a proverb, wise saying
- a rich mass of ore in a mine
- something very valuable, profitable or rewarding
- a source of wealth or prosperity
- a very large amount
- sudden profit or gain
- lacking politeness or good manners
- lacking sensitivity
- difficult to work with or deal with
- a fortress that overlooks and protects a city
- any strong or commanding place
to work with, together
- an order having the force of the law
- to issue such an order
- to command firmly or forcefully
disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony
to develop gradually; to rise to a higher level
- a passage taken from a book, article, etc.
- to take such a passage
- to quote
to feel about hesitantly with the hands; to search blindly and uncertainly
to float or hang suspended over; to move back and forth uncertainly over or around
- to make or force one's way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, brush against;
- to compete for
- a person who moves slowly or falls behind
- falling behind; slow to move, act or respond
applause; enthusiastic praise or approval
to make impossible, prevent, shut out
to return, go back
broken stone or bricks; ruins
- act of relating to a slave
- behaving like or suitable for a slave or servant, menial
- lacking spirit or independence, abjectly submissive
a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
- to quarrel or argue in a noisy, angry way
- to obtain by argument
- to herd
- a noisy quarrel
syn: maxim, aphorism
syn: surly, ill-tempered
syn: fort, stronghold, bulwark, bastion
syn: team up, join forces
syn: proclamation, edict; proclaim
syn: grating, shrill, different, divergent, conflicting
syn: unfold, emerge
syn: portion, section, extract
syn: fumble for, cast about for
syn: linger, waver, seesaw
syn: slowpoke, straggler, sluggish
syn: cheers, acclaim
syn: hinder, check, stop
syn: relapse, regress
syn: slavish, groveling
syn: squabble, bicker
ant: boos, disapproval, ridicule
ant: help, promote, facilitate
ant: progress, advance
ant: masterly, overbearing
ant: agree, concur
ant: courteous, civil, well-mannered
ant: work alone
ant: harmonious, in agreement
ant: wither, atrophy
ant: early bird, swift, speedy, prompt
One way to begin an informal speech or an oral report is to quote an old ___.
The thrilling adventure movie set in Alaska proved to be a box-office ___.
The store manager instructed all the salesclerks to avoid __ replies to customers' questions.
A medieval __ once guarded the capital city of the Greek island of Rhodes.
Several students plan to __ on a geology project for the annual science fair.
Caesar Augustus issued a __ that all the world be taxed.
Why does nature always seem to __ nasty weather for our annual family picnic?
Their little spat struck a __ note in our otherwise happy family get-together.
Authors hope that their notes, descriptions and character sketches will __ into a book.
My essay includes a long __ from a speech by Sojourner Truth.
If you __ some material from a reference book, be sure to enclose it in quotation marks.
When the power failed, we had to __ in the dark to find a working flashlight.
A large group of vultures __ in the air above the wounded animal.
I tried not to __ other riders as I exited the crowded bus.
Tour guides often have to urge __ to keep up with the rest of the group.
Tenants who are __ in paying rent run the risk of being forced to move.
The skaters who won the gold medals gratefully accepted the __ of their fans.
Three wrong answers will __ any contestant from entering the quiz show's final round.
Control of a property usually __ to the legal owner when a lease is up.
Bulldozers and wrecking balls soon reduced the damaged building to a heap of smoking __.
Most serious performers prefer constructive criticism to __ flattery.
Thousands attended the solemn __ at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
My brother and sister always __ over whose turn it is to take out the trash.