Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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aggregation the act of collecting or being collected into a whole or mass.
burial the act of putting a dead body underground or in the sea.
calculate to find out by using arithmetic; compute.
claustrophobia an abnormal fear of being in closed or confined places.
conserve to keep safe from loss, waste, or destruction.
delegate a person who is chosen to speak or act for others.
dependable deserving trust or confidence; able to be counted on.
dilute to make thinner or weaker by adding a liquid.
immature not completely grown or developed; not mature.
mechanism the working or moving part or process that causes a result.
opt to decide; choose (usually followed by "for" or an infinitive).
pathetic causing feelings of pity or sorrow.
portent a sign of something important, and often disastrous, that is about to occur; omen.
thereby as a result of that; by that means.
traction the grip or holding power of a body moving on a surface.