Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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caprice a sudden, impulsive change of mind or direction, or an unpredictable action.
constituent forming a part of something.
contraband goods banned by law from being imported or exported.
hallowed considered sacred; venerated.
monotone speech with little or no change in tone.
particularity precise or detailed character.
penchant a strong liking for or inclination towards something.
permissive allowing much, often excessive, freedom of behavior; lenient.
pessimistic feeling in a negative way about things; expecting the worst to happen.
recluse a person who lives in voluntary isolation from others.
somnolent sleepy or drowsy.
Spartan (usually lower case) characterised by simplicity and austerity.
turbid clouded or murky because of stirred-up particles or sediment; muddy.
waiver the intentional relinquishing of a right, claim, or privilege, or a suspension of an existing rule or policy.
wizened shriveled or dried up.