Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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acumen superior insight; quickness and shrewdness of judgment, especially in practical matters.
arrears the state of being delinquent in the payment of financial obligations (usually preceded by "in").
commensurate of equal measure, as extent or duration.
concoct to make by putting together a number of parts or ingredients.
criminality the condition or fact of being against the law; illegality.
discernible able to be perceived or distinguished.
edifice a building, especially a large or impressive structure.
intermittent alternately stopping and starting with pauses in between.
intonation the pattern of changes in pitch of the speaking or singing voice.
paraphernalia (used with a singular or plural verb) furnishings or equipment, especially that used in a particular job or activity.
provocation the act of inciting or challenging another to react.
reticent reluctant to speak; not given to frequent speech; restrained; shy.
simultaneously at the very same time.
vagrant one who lacks a permanent home and wanders from place to place; nomad; tramp.
wrest to take away with, or as if with, a twist or pull.