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    Wood's Wise Words    

    ELA will be showcasing these words throughout the year. These vocabulary words are often found in assessment situations across content areas.  

    Annotate

    Gist

    Central Idea

    Infer / Inference

    Evidence

    Audience

    Summarize

    Compare / Contrast

    Beneficial

    Theme

    Objective

    Sequence

    Prefix/Suffix

    Concrete /Abstract

    Opinion

    Ethically

    Provoke

    Relevant

    Excerpt

    Cite / Citation

    Claim

    Verify

    Determine

    Complexity

    Allusion

    Analogy

    Analysis/Analyze

    Assume/Assumption

    Connotative / Denotative 

    Demonstrate

    Depict

    Direct / Indirect

    Distinguish

    Evaluate

    Figurative

    Implicit / Explicit

    Initiate

    Interpret

    Nuance

    Synthesize 

            The words below are 8th grade level vocabulary.  Throughout the school year, it is the students' responsibility to utilize and record when these words are used correctly in their written and spoken communication.    

    accessible

    accommodate

    accord

    acquaint

    adept

    agile

    allot

    amicable

    anguish

    antics

    apprehend

    atrocity

    attribute

    audacious

    baffle

    banter

    besiege

    bewilder

    bias

    blasé

    bountiful

    chastise

    circumstance

    coherent

    commemorate

    confiscate

    connoisseur

    conscientious

    considerable

    conspicuous

    conspiracy

    contagious

    convey

    copious

    cordial

    correspond

    cower

    culminate

    deceptive

    decipher

    desolate

    dexterity

    disgruntled

    dismay

    disposition

    eccentric

    elite

    empathy

    encouragement

    endeavor

    enigma

    enunciation

    evolve

    exceptional

    excerpt

    excruciating

    exemplify

    facetious

    feasible

    finesse

    flustered

    frantic

    frivolous

    frugal

    gaunt

    genius

    genre

    gigantic

    gingerly

    gradual

    gullible

    haven

    hectic

    heinous

    heroic

    hinder

    hindrance

    humane

    identify

    immense

    imperative

    indicator

    indifferent

    inquire

    insignificant

    instill

    intricate

    intrigue

    inundate

    irrational

    justify

    juvenile

    lucrative

    luminous

    memoir

    mollify

    monochromatic

    muster

    occupation

    onslaught

    opaque

    oppose

    ornate

    ostracize

    overt

    pedestrian

    perceive

    peril

    perspective

    peruse

    phenomenon

    pithy

    pivotal

    plagiarize

    plausible

    plunder

    precede

    precise

    preface

    preposterous

    pretentious

    prodigy

    profound

    pseudonym

    pungent

    quandary

    rational

    recur

    renown

    sentimental

    serene

    simultaneous

    sinister

    spontaneous

    sporadic

    stamina

    stint

    succumb

    superior

    superlative

    superstition

    surplus

    susceptible

    swelter

    tantrum

    tedious

    tentative

    tirade

    trek

    trepidation

    turbulent

    ultimate

    unanimous

    vile

    voracious 

             

Last Modified on March 14, 2018