Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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cistern a tank or other receptacle for catching and storing water, especially rainwater.
culinary of, concerning, or used for cooking.
despot a ruler who has complete power and authority.
discretion the freedom or authority to use one's own judgment.
enigma a puzzling, seemingly contradictory, or mysterious phenomenon, statement, drawing, or the like.
extricate to free or release from difficulty, entanglement, or involvement; disengage.
hysteria in an individual or group, an uncontrollable outburst of fear or other emotions, producing fits of weeping, laughter, irrational behavior, or the like.
innate belonging to or existing in someone or some organism from the time of birth; inborn.
lewd characterized by vulgarity or offensively explicit sexual references; bawdy.
nicety a subtle distinction; fine point.
partake to take part; participate (usually followed by "in").
portly rather fat; stout.
savory1 having a pleasant taste or smell; appetizing.
skimp to be stingy or very sparing.
therapeutic of, pertaining to, or capable of healing; curative.