Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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debase to reduce in value, quality, esteem, or character.
engross to take all the attention of; interest fully.
engulf to cover entirely, as if by a flood.
fanaticism excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm or support for something.
felicitous well-suited or apt; very appropriate.
garish marked by excessive or tasteless color or decoration; gaudy; flashy.
inconsistency an instance of contradiction or illogic.
maladjustment an inability to bring one's own needs into harmony with the demands of the external environment.
pastoral of or relating to the country or country life; rural.
pervade to spread or be present everywhere in.
prevalent generally accepted; pervasive; widespread.
stolid neither feeling nor showing much range of emotion; impassive.
subtlety the quality or condition of being difficult to detect or define.
sultry uncomfortably hot and humid.
theocracy a form of government in which a god or gods are acknowledged as the ultimate authority.