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8th Grade Vocabulary Units 6-10 TEST

Across
It is wise to use a ____________________ to protect your privacy when you chat on the internet.
Our platoon was ordered to ___________________ the enemy’s bunker in the middle of the night.
Nevel shook his fist in the air and sneered, “You’ll _______________________ the day Carly Shay.”
My mother’s ________________________ comments can be hard to take but at least I know I can count on an honest answer.
Skillful in the use of hands; clever: _______________________
A(n) ______________________ employee stormed out of his boss’s office and quit his job after two years of hard work without a raise.
Under the shadow of a black veil, Mrs. Kennedy stood still and ______________________ during her husband’s funeral procession.
to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words: _______________________
The ____________________ of our basketball season was winning the championship game.
withdrawn, standing apart from others by choice: ______________________
After the athlete’s injury, she spent several weeks with a physical therapist to _____________________ her ankle.
She might not be a great academic student, but she is a(n) _____________________ when it comes to music.
Showy and flashy but lacking gin good taste: ________________________
The greatest in strength or power; most common: __________________
Short, rude or brief statement: ___________________
My neighbor is a crotchety ____________________ who walks his dog in the middle of the night so he does not have to talk to anyone.
able to hold, keep, or recall knowledge easily: _______________________
A short club used as a weapon; to strike with a heavy club: ________________
When they realized that there was no way they were going to win the war, they had to __________________________ to the demands of their enemy.
There was an unfortunate train collision at the ______________________ of Elm Avenue and Main Street.
embarrassed or ashamed: ____________________
Down
Please leave out all the emotional details and only give the ________________________ information in your witness statement.
an imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization: __________________
After she chose to go to a different school, her old friends treated her like a ____________________.
to exclude from a group, banish, send away: _______________________
Subject to odd ideas; playful fanciful: ______________________
Lowly, lacking in importance or dignity; a person who does an unpleasant task: ________________________
Yikes! The model’s ___________________ figure looked like death walking down the runway.
Even experienced actors experience ____________________________before they take the stage.
To annoy, anger, confuse or baffle: ____________________
Little brothers and sisters tend to use the older siblings as ________________________ to get out of trouble.
To fend off, avoid; a defensive movement: ___________________
To become used to; done without having to think about: ________________________
My parents often threaten that if I do not behave, they will send me to a military school with a strict _______________________ reputation.
Unless the farmer sprays with pesticides, swarms of beetles will ____________________ his crops.
The athlete’s attorney was sent as his ____________________ to sign his sport’s contracts.
A kind of weasel; to search or hunt out: ____________________
A quality or characteristic belonging to someone or something: ___________________
To blame, scold, find fault with: ________________________
The stealthy cat began to slowly _______________________ upon the rabbit hole in hopes that one might carelessly pop out.
Scientists have found cures for diseases from ______________________ plants found in the rainforest.
To join at one end or be next to; to support, prop up: _________________
The forest ranger told the boy scouts to be careful on the trail because rattle snakes like to ______________________ in the sun during mid-day.