Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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alteration the state or process of altering.
arcade a covered passageway that has shops or places to play video or other games along the sides.
argumentative given to quarrels, debate, or violent clashes of opinion, often without a cause; contentious.
conformity accordance or compliance with a standard or norm.
dismal full of gloom; sad.
editor a person who reads and corrects materials for publication.
elude to get away from or avoid by speed or skill.
incinerate to consume by fire; burn completely.
liquefy to reduce to or become a fluid.
marathon a race in which participants run 26.2 miles.
motherly of or like a female parent.
oral spoken, rather than written; carried out by speaking.
renaissance (capitalized) the revival of art, literature, and learning that began in Europe in the 1300s and lasted into the 1600s. During the Renaissance, scholars, writers, and artists took a great interest in the writings and ideas of classical culture.
renegade a member who rejects the common beliefs or attitudes of a group such as a religious sect, political party, or business organization.
safeguard a person, thing, or action that gives protection; a way of making sure that something is safe.