Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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apex the highest point; tip.
coterie a small, exclusive group of friends or associates with similar interest or activities; clique.
finesse refined and delicate skill or tact in executing a task or coping with a situation.
implode to violently collapse or compress inward.
infatuate to cause a foolish and irrational passion or attachment in (someone).
larceny the stealing of another's personal property; theft.
ludicrous worthy of mockery; laughable and ridiculous.
mettlesome spirited or courageous.
motley made up of a contrasting variety of types, appearances, or the like; very heterogeneous.
natty (informal) neat, well-groomed, and smartly dressed; dapper.
noncommittal not revealing what one's preference, feeling, or opinion is.
quizzical expressing doubt, confusion, or questioning; puzzled.
repudiate to reject completely as invalid or untrue.
scrutinize to look at closely and carefully, with attention to detail.
vigil a watch or period of surveillance, especially one kept during normal sleeping hours.