Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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altruism unselfish concern for the well-being of others.
beguile to deceive or cheat by using guile.
captivate to charm or fascinate, as by beauty or wit; enthrall.
didactic intended to educate or instruct, especially in moral values.
incipient starting to exist or become apparent; in an early stage of development.
invective strongly abusive or denunciatory speech or language.
litany any recital that involves repetition or incantation, especially a long or monotonous account, as of one's troubles.
memoir an account of facts or events based primarily on the author's personal experience.
panacea a remedy or solution for all diseases, ills, or difficulties; cure-all.
peruse to read or examine attentively and in detail.
precipitous very steep or sudden; rising or dropping abruptly.
sheaf a bound bundle of cut grain.
tactile of, having, or pertaining to the sense of touch.
tenuous having little substance, support, or significance; flimsy; weak.
veritable true; authentic; real.