Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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ambivalence the presence of conflicting feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, thing, or situation.
captivate to charm or fascinate, as by beauty or wit; enthrall.
comparative measured or estimated by comparison; relative.
consequential coming after as an outcome or result.
disavow to deny having (knowledge, intention, or the like).
ignominious characterized by or associated with disgrace, dishonor, or shame; humiliating.
marauder one who raids or invades in order to plunder.
mesmerize to induce a hypnotic trance in; hypnotize.
omnipotent possessing infinite power; all-powerful.
orientation the act or process of preparing oneself or others for a new situation.
parable a very short story told to teach a moral or religious lesson.
prurient characterized by or causing lewdness or lust.
retrograde moving or tending to move in a backward direction; retreating.
solemnity the condition or quality of being grave or serious.
underscore to emphasize by, or as if by, drawing a line beneath.