• Spelling and Vocabulary Review Unit 1

    1.      straggle- dawdle; meander; drift

    2.      culture- traditions and customs; way of life

    3.      awkward- clumsy; uncomfortable

    4.      slaughter- annihilation; massacre

    5.      riled- peeved; vexed; worked up

    6.      plight- predicament; dilemma; quandary

    7.      capable- competent; proficient

    8.      embarrassment- humiliation; shame

    9.      tersely- curtly; crisply; briefly

    10.  mumbled- muttered; garbled

    11.  apparatus- device; contraption

    12.  essential- indispensable; necessary

    13.  disposition- manner; temperament

    14.  begrudgingly- hatefully; scornfully; resentfully

    15.  extinguish- put out; quench; squelch

    16.  gloated- gazed and grinned in scornful triumph

    17.  mantra- precept; doctrine; edict; motto

    18.  contagious- endemic; infectious; spreading

    19.  bewildered- confused; befuddled

    20.  belligerent- showing a readiness to fight

    21.  affect- change; influence

    22.  effect- conclusion; consequence; resolution

    23.  hindsight- retrospect; recollection

    24.  pity- sympathy; empathy; condolence

    25.   convert- change; adjust; transform

    26.  pursue- seek; go after; accompany

    27.  eerie- creepy; uncanny

    28.  deformed- contorted; damaged; misshapen

    29.  majority- greater part; more than half

    30.  flabbergasted- dumbfounded; astounded; stunned