Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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bedlam a situation or scene of confused disorder and uproar.
bereaved in a state of grief over the death of a friend or relative.
dignitary one who holds a high office or rank.
ductile able to withstand stress without breaking, as in drawing out into wire or pounding thin.
ebullient highly enthusiastic, happily excited, or spirited.
embody to put in a form that can be seen; make real.
expiate to atone or make amends for (a sin, crime, offense, or the like).
fester to become filled with pus; become infected.
gender the sex of a person or animal.
insubstantial lacking firmness or solidity; slight.
knave an unscrupulous person; evildoer.
muse to think about something silently or for a long time.
naturalistic exhibiting or pertaining to naturalism.
ratify to approve in an official way; confirm.
retrograde moving or tending to move in a backward direction; retreating.