Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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abolish to get rid of or do away with; end.
acquaintance a person one has met but does not know well.
allocate to assign or set aside (money or other resources) for some specific use.
astride over or upon and with a leg on each side of.
await to look forward to, or to stay in one place or condition in order to be ready for (someone or something).
char1 to cook or burn so that the surface is blackened; scorch.
compulsory required or necessary.
martial having to do with war or military activities.
occasionally at times; now and then; not frequently.
patent a government grant that gives someone the right to make, use, or sell an invention. A patent is given for a certain number of years.
restrict to keep within limits.
rustic living or happening in the country.
sermon a talk given during a religious service.
supple easily curved or bent; flexible.
synthesize to bring together or combine (separate elements) to form a whole.