Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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abridgment the process or an instance of making shorter or condensing.
absolve to free from consequences, blame, or guilt.
ardor very strong feelings; passion; fervor.
armistice an agreement by groups of people or countries at war to stop fighting; truce.
equivocation the act of communicating in ambiguous, shifting, or indecisive terms, often to avoid or deceive.
expurgate to remove from a book or the like material considered to be offensive or erroneous prior to publication.
larceny the stealing of another's personal property; theft.
myriad of or constituting a great but unspecified number; numberless.
optic of or concerning the eye or the sense of sight.
posit to propose or suggest as an account of something or as a contribution to an understanding of something.
rambunctious wildly or uncontrollably active; difficult to control; boisterous.
referendum the submission of a legislative measure to a vote by the general public, or the vote thus taken.
reformatory a corrective institution for disciplining and re-educating young offenders.
simplistic excessively simplified, as to be unrealistic.
supersede to take over the position or influence of; replace.