Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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annihilate to destroy completely.
callous not having kindness; not sensitive; having a hard heart.
egotism excessive self-promotion; boastfulness or conceitedness.
forthcoming about to appear or happen.
intolerable too difficult or unpleasant to be near or to bear.
malign to speak badly of or tell harmful lies about.
pertinent having to do with or connected to a subject; relevant.
pervade to spread or be present everywhere in.
piteous worthy of or inspiring great sympathy.
protagonist the leading character in a literary work.
sinuous having many curves or turns.
sumptuous large, lavish, or splendid, especially when created at great cost.
surrogate acting as, or considered to be, a substitute or replacement.
tangential barely connected to or touching a subject.
unctuous excessively or falsely earnest or amiable.