Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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amiable having or showing a friendly manner.
belligerence a very aggressive or hostile attitude; warlike nature.
counterbalance to balance or offset with an equal force or influence; counterpoise.
covetous desiring that which belongs to another; wanting possessions; greedy.
cubicle any very small room or partitioned space, as in an office or dormitory.
depose to deprive of rank or office, especially from an important position such as that of king.
frond a long leaf with many small divisions. Ferns and palm trees have fronds.
irony a manner of using language so that it conveys a different or opposite meaning to that which is literally expressed in the words themselves. Irony is often used as a literary technique, especially to produce humor or pathos.
latent present but not yet apparent, developed, or operative.
nebulous hazy, confused, or indistinct.
reprieve to release (someone) temporarily or permanently from planned or impending punishment, pain, or difficulty.
superficial of, pertaining to, or located on the surface.
uniformity the state or quality of being uniform; overall sameness.
uninitiated combined form of initiated.
volatility the quality or condition of being highly changeable or inconsistent.