Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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anarchist a person who believes in, desires, or tries to realize a society or state without a government.
anomalous differing from the norm, standard, or common type or rule; abnormal.
consolidate to join together into a whole; combine.
detachment a feeling or condition of being impartial or uninvolved.
dirge a song or hymn for a funeral or memorial for the dead.
incipient starting to exist or become apparent; in an early stage of development.
invigorate to fill with energy, strength, or life.
malevolent wishing or doing evil to others; ill-willed; malicious.
mellifluous flowing and sweet, as though with honey.
memoir an account of facts or events based primarily on the author's personal experience.
minuscule so small as to be almost negligible; tiny.
reprimand a strong, usually formal statement of disapproval; rebuke.
sophomoric displaying intellectual pretentiousness or proud confidence about one's knowledge when actually poorly informed or immature.
stanza a group of related lines in a poem that make up one section within the poem. Stanzas often have a regular meter and rhyme pattern.
supplant to replace (someone or something) especially by dishonest or forceful means.