Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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ambivalent of feelings and emotions, conflicting; pulling in opposite directions.
commensurate of equal measure, as extent or duration.
connotation a secondary meaning or implication of a word or expression, in addition to its primary meaning.
ingratiate to seek or secure another's favor or approval for (oneself).
inquisitive given to asking and inquiring; eager to learn.
inundate to cover or overspread with water, especially a very large amount; flood.
liaison a communication link between groups or between parts of an organization, or a person or group that performs this function.
loquacious given to talking much or excessively; garrulous.
qualm a feeling of guilt or doubt.
reclaim to recover the use of (land areas) that can be drained, built up, or otherwise reconditioned.
reproach to express disapproval of or disappointment with (someone); censure.
retribution repayment for one's actions, especially punishment for evil.
senile showing certain characteristics of old age, especially a deterioration of mental faculties or emotional control.
speculative of, pertaining to, or based on conjecture or theorizing.
stymie throw an obstacle in the way of (something or someone); impede; thwart.