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.
consequently as a result; therefore.
diversify to give or introduce variety to or into.
endure to bear up under or function in spite of.
external of the outside or outer part.
ineffective producing little or none of the desired or intended impact.
infiltrate to enter into in secret.
likewise as well; also.
outrage an act that causes a strong feeling of anger because of its violence or cruelty.
parental of or relating to the role of a mother or father.
pedestal a support or base for a column, statue, or some other object.
pith weightiness, significance, or importance.
prerequisite something required beforehand.
reverie a state of daydreaming, reminiscing, or musing.
specialize to devote one's attentions to a specific pursuit or field of study.