Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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affluent having a lot of money; rich; wealthy.
diaphanous of fabric or the like, almost transparent; sheer; filmy; delicate.
equilibrium a state of balance between two or more forces.
euphemism the word or expression so substituted.
grandiloquence speech that is pretentious, pompous, or excessively mannered.
ire anger or wrath.
jollity the state or quality of being merry; gaiety.
maniacal marked by wildness, craziness, and violence.
minuscule so small as to be almost negligible; tiny.
ossify to become inflexible or rigid, as in thought or behavior.
philanthropist one who engages in charitable activities.
regression the act or condition of return to an earlier form or less advanced state; biological or psychological reversion.
simile a figure of speech in which two different things are compared by using the words "like" or "as." "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" is an example of a simile.
striate to mark with stripes or furrows.
uncharted not recorded on any map; unexplored or unknown, as some geographical area or field of research.