Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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adhesive able or likely to stick to something; clinging.
architecture the act or process of designing buildings, or the profession of an architect.
argumentative given to quarrels, debate, or violent clashes of opinion, often without a cause; contentious.
criticism the act of judging what is good or bad in something.
discourage to cause to lose hope or confidence.
fluster to cause to become nervous, confused, or upset.
fortress a large, fortified building or area, often around a town or settlement.
inaugurate to start or cause to start formally.
initiate to cause to begin; start; originate.
mortgage a written agreement by which a bank or other institution agrees to lend money so that one can buy a property. The bank holds a claim to this property until the money is paid back.
oblige to make (someone) feel bound to do something or to act in a certain way.
rant to speak or complain loudly and vehemently.
rejoice to be full of joy or show great pleasure (sometimes followed by "in").
tact the ability to say or do the right thing when dealing with others in a difficult situation.
termination the act or an instance of ending, or the fact or condition of being ended.