Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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advocacy the giving of support to an idea, person, or cause.
analysis a careful study of the parts of something in order to understand more about the whole.
cameo a stone carved so as to leave a slightly raised image of one color and a background of another, often worn as jewelry.
ecological of or pertaining to the relationships between living things and their environments.
genetics (used with a singular verb) the science that studies how characteristics are passed on from parent to offspring. Genetics is concerned with the influence of genes on the appearance, development, and evolution of plants and animals.
intimidate to cause to become timid or afraid, especially by means of threats.
knead to mix by pressing, folding, and pulling.
logical resulting from clear thinking; sound.
mislead to guide in a wrong direction.
outbreak a sudden breaking out or increase in activity of disease.
predictive indicating future events.
reform the changing of wrong or bad conditions to make them better.
robust strong, healthy, and full of energy.
specialize to devote one's attentions to a specific pursuit or field of study.
tarry1 to delay or postpone starting or acting; linger.