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Better Gr. 7

Terms

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antecedent
someone or something that went before
asthma
an illness which affects breathing
brawl
fight
bachelor
A man who has not been married
bilingual
able to speak two languages
accountant
someone who looks after business accounts
calves
part of the leg
accidentally
without advance planning
buoy
float on the surface of water
advice
opinion about how to solve a problem
aural
relating to hearing
acquisition
the act of taking possession of something
biceps
muscles in arms
braggart
one who shows off
batik
a dyed fabric
accomplishment
finishing something important
binoculars
an aid to help your eyes see more clearly and farther
ballot
a paper used to vote
asteroid
rocky space objects
averse
unwlling
avocados
a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
alcohol
a liquid
admiring
respecting someone
Arabic
a language in Middle East
advisory
advice that is given
abduction
the act of kidnapping
abbreviation
a shortened form of a word or phrase
acquiesce
to agree to or give in to
alternate
go back and forth
alight
to get down from
audit
an official examination of records
biscuit
cookie
bile
a chemical made by the liver that helps digest greasy foods
adapt
to adjust
bayou
swamp
cafeteria
a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
authoritative
having power
bulletin
a news report
bewilder
to confuse
boomerangs
a curved piece of wood that you throw and it comes back to you
accessible
easy to approach
brochure
a small booklet with company information in it
amphibian
animal able to live on land and in water
ancestor
a family member who lived at an earlier time
antibiotic
a substance that can kills or slows the growth of bacteria
aqueduct
a structure that carries water over long distances
auditorium
the area of a theater or concert hall where the audience sits
cabinet
the official advisors of a President or Prime Minister
calligraphy
beautiful handwriting
acne
zits and pimples
arraignment
a court hearing where the defendant is asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
calories
the amount of energy in the food
bicentennial
200th anniversary
adolescent
a teenager
calculate
using math to figure something out
anthropology
the study of the origins and social relationships of human beings
actually
in fact; in reality
amass
collect or gather
bulimia
an eating disorder in which a person has an intense fear of weight gain and starves him/her self
adverse
unfavorable
astrology
study of star signs
alternative
a choice of two or more
architect
someone who creates plans to make buildings
akin
similar
affliction
a cause of great suffering and distress
afghan
a blanket knitted in strips or squares
adjacent
near or close to
astronomical
very large
arthritis
soreness and swelling in the body
banquet
a large meal for many people; a feast
anemia
lack of red blood cells
arcade
a covered passageway usually with stores and shops on both sides
anonymous
when the identity of a person is unknown
biweekly
occurring every two weeks
bacteria
germ that produce diseases
beauteous
beautiful
ajar
partly open
amino acids
what proteins are made of
account
a story
Calcutta
the largest city in India
abandon
leave someone who needs or counts on you
agrarian
having to do with farming or agriculture
buffoon
a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
apprentice
a person who works for and learns from an expert
bifocals
glasses
acceptable
meeting requirements
academy
a secondary school (usually private)
browse
to glance through a book, library, or store in a casual way.
boundary
a border around an area
advise
give advice to
bellow
a loud angry roar
absolutely
totally and definitely
acclaim
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
argumentative
likes to disagree
accommodate
provide another with what they need
amiss
when things aren't as they should be
accomplice
partner in crime
audition
try to get a role in a movie
absolute value
the value of a number regardless of its sign
blood pressure
the pressure of the blood against the blood vessels.
animism
the belief that natural objects such as trees have souls
apprehensive
worried
bribery
giving money to government or person in authority in order to get what you want
advertise
to announce publicly using newspapers, TV, or other media
amusement
a feeling of delight at being entertained
boulevard
a major street
animated
lively
appendix
a section at the back of a book that gives additional information
barren
unable to create life
botch
mess up
bronze
a mixture of copper and tin.
agitation
disturbance
battery
physically beating someone
astronomer
person who studies the universe
anecdote
short story of an amusing or interesting event
allowance
pocket money
arid
having little or no rainfall; dry
blouse
a top worn by women
budget
a plan for spending money
Canberra
the capital of Australia
algebra
a type of math that uses variables to represent unknown numbers
cache
a storage or hiding place
academic
related to school
camaraderie
friendly feeling
abnormal
not normal
audible
loud enough to be heard.
bizarre
strange
bisect
cut in half or cut in two
asterisk
a star-shaped character used in printing
accelerate
move faster
alliance
an agreement between people or nations to unite for a common cause
bankrupt
being out of money
blurt
to say suddenly without thinking
beguiling
highly attractive
abound
a lot of something
beneficiary
one who benefits from something
antibodies
produced by immune system responsible for destroying harmful invaders
adherent
supporter; follower
anorexia nervosa
an eating disorder where a person fears weight gain and starves themselves
accompanist
a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
bystander
one who observes, but doesn't take part
biologist
scientist who studies living things, including their origins, structures, activities, and distribution
briefcase
a case with a handle
brood
worry
biosphere
all the places on Earth where life exists
auxiliary
something that is added but is not essential
adequate
good enough
adopt
take into one's family
bagel
bread with a hole in the middle
alumni
the former students of a school college or university
adolescence
Between childhood and adulthood
acquittal
being found not guilty

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