Do you know the definitions of the following words without having to refer to a dictionary and can you use them appropriately in a sentence?

adversary

apprehensive

commotion

concoction

conspicuous

disdain

egregious

imperious

meticulous

uncanny

versatile

These are just some of the words EVERY 8TH GRADER SHOULD KNOW so if you’re an adult reading this and you don’t know some of these words, you may want to freshen up on your vocabulary. Understanding vocabulary is extremely important to reading comprehension. How can you know and understand what you’re reading if you don’t know what the word means without stopping to look it up in a dictionary?

A strong vocabulary improves all areas of communication—reading, writing, speaking and listening.