Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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acumen superior insight; quickness and shrewdness of judgment, especially in practical matters.
craven shamefully timid or afraid; cowardly.
dalliance a wasting away of time; loitering; dawdling.
gesticulation the act or an instance of using hand movements, as to add emphasis or expressiveness to speech.
ineffectual incapable of acting effectively.
nominal in name alone.
openhanded tending to give to others; generous.
outmoded no longer in keeping with current standards or practices; obsolete.
propaganda information or opinions that are made public to promote or attack a movement, cause, or person.
protocol the proper or agreed upon way of conducting oneself or of doing something.
psychosis serious mental disorder that affects all aspects of the personality and involves withdrawal from reality.
quizzical expressing doubt, confusion, or questioning; puzzled.
resonance ability to make a strong or lasting effect, especially because of an emotional association.
titanic having enormous size, strength, or power; colossal; huge.
tome a large thick book, often one of a multivolume scholarly work.