Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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abuse cruel or harmful treatment.
acknowledge to admit the truth or existence of.
conventional put in place by custom or use; traditional.
conviction the act or process of finding a person guilty of a crime.
crusade (often capitalized) any of the wars between European Catholics and Middle Eastern Muslims between 1095 and 1291. During these wars, the Catholics tried to take territory away from the Muslims.
derive to obtain from a particular source (usually followed by "from").
dismal full of gloom; sad.
dispose to place or arrange.
distribute to divide into parts and give out to each of several people or groups.
economics the study of how goods and services are produced and distributed.
encounter a brief, chance meeting.
inventory a complete list of things on hand or in a particular place.
jealousy a feeling of envy towards another person and what he or she has or can do.
probe an instrument or tool used to explore the shape, condition, or depth of something that cannot be seen directly.
threshold the point when something starts to happen.