Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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cede to give up or surrender, especially formally.
culmination the highest point; zenith; climax.
desirous having a wish or a longing for something.
eloquence skill or ability to use language that impresses or persuades.
havoc ruin or devastation.
hilarity noisy or boisterous merriment.
ideology the body of beliefs, symbols, and political and social aims that characterizes a particular group or institution.
ignominious characterized by or associated with disgrace, dishonor, or shame; humiliating.
impale to pierce and hold fast with a sharp-pointed instrument such as a spear.
inclement of weather, violent or disagreeable.
patriarch a man who is the leader of a family or tribe.
pictorial pertaining to, made of, or containing drawings, paintings, or photographs.
poseur one who adopts an affected attitude or manner in order to impress others.
provincial limited in outlook; narrow-minded.
verdant green.