Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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casino a room or building for public assembly or entertainment, especially gambling games.
chronicle an account of events arranged according to the order in which those events took place.
customary usual, habitual, or traditional.
demographic of or relating to the study of human populations, involving statistical analysis of size, distribution, density, migration, fertility, and the like.
discourage to cause to lose hope or confidence.
long-term covering an extended period of time.
neutralize to cause to have no effect or become useless.
ponder to think about something deeply and carefully.
pose a fixed position of the body.
pretense an act or instance of pretending; sham or fiction.
reception the act or process of receiving.
renaissance (capitalized) the revival of art, literature, and learning that began in Europe in the 1300s and lasted into the 1600s. During the Renaissance, scholars, writers, and artists took a great interest in the writings and ideas of classical culture.
simplify to make plainer, easier, or less complex.
spectacular of or having to do with a spectacle; splendid; marvelous.
synonym a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word of the same language.