Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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abbreviate to shorten the time or length of.
continuation an extension.
enlighten to give information or knowledge to.
entrepreneur someone who assumes the financial risk of beginning and operating one or several businesses.
grieve to feel great sadness; mourn.
indulgence the act of yielding to or gratifying a desire or appetite.
lush growing thick and healthy.
parish a district of a Christian religion that has its own church and priest or minister.
patent a government grant that gives someone the right to make, use, or sell an invention. A patent is given for a certain number of years.
profile an outline or view of something from the side.
prolong to add length to or make last longer.
reassure to make less worried; give back confidence to.
region a large space or area.
shun to keep away from or avoid on purpose.
streamline to alter so as to make simpler or more efficient, compact, or up-to-date.