Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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alchemy an ancient exploration and practice of chemistry which flourished particularly during medieval times. Practitioners used chemical processes in the hope of, for example, producing gold from base metals, finding the key to eternal life, and uncovering a single cure for all disease.
biological having to do with living things and their life processes.
cloak a long, loose, outer garment without sleeves.
comparable nearly the same or equal in degree or quality.
despicable worthy of hatred or contempt; worthless; low.
glutton someone who eats an excessive amount, or one who both eats and drinks excessively.
inadequate not enough; not good enough.
legislate to create a law or laws.
leisurely unhurried; slow.
mortality the quality or state of being destined to die.
participate to take part; share (usually followed by "in").
priority precedence, especially because of authority, right, or urgent need.
ritual a set of actions always done in the same way, often because of custom or tradition.
systematic involving or based on a method or plan; not random or chaotic.
theology the study of religion, especially the relations between God and the universe as expressed in religious doctrine, revelation, and scripture.