Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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ambivalence the presence of conflicting feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, thing, or situation.
codicil an addition or appendix, especially one modifying the terms of a will.
emboss to decorate the surface of with a raised design.
ephemeral lasting for only a short period.
euphoric having or exhibiting a strong feeling of well-being or elation.
fastidious exceedingly particular or demanding especially in matters of detail; exacting.
iniquity great injustice or wickedness.
matriarch a woman who acts as head of a family, tribe, or other group of people.
monolithic large, unyielding, and without diversity.
odium hatred, strong dislike, or repugnance.
pittance a contemptibly small portion, amount, or payment.
precept a basic rule, principle, or directive that guides action, moral conduct, or thought.
reputable known to be held in esteem; respected.
substantive of or pertaining to the fundamental nature or concerns of something; essential.
unworldly lacking sophistication; naive; provincial.