8th grade 

Vocabulary for the week of November 9th-13th

Aplomb- self-confidence, especially in a difficult situation

Contortion- a sharp twist or bend in something

Diminish- to make smaller or less; reduce, decrease

Exasperation- a state of anger, impatience, or great irritation

Habitation- a place in which you live

Illuminate- to provide with light

Ominous- a sign of trouble, danger or disaster

Pristine- remaining in a pure or unspoiled state

Scurry- to move with light, running steps

Terse- brief and to the point