Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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desirous having a wish or a longing for something.
discredit to harm the reputation of.
manipulate to handle or operate skillfully with the hands.
maul to hurt by beating or through other rough treatment.
meritorious having worth or high quality; deserving of praise or reward.
ostentatious done or designed with the intention of impressing others and consequently overly showy or grandiose; pretentious.
piquant of food, having a deliciously sharp or spicy taste.
proficient adept or skilled, usually as a result of study or practice.
quandary a situation of uncertainty, puzzlement, or hesitation; dilemma.
reconcile to heal differences and restore a good relationship between.
tenable able to be upheld, affirmed, supported, or defended; logical.
uncouth lacking manners or refinement; rude, vulgar, or gauche.
vigil a watch or period of surveillance, especially one kept during normal sleeping hours.
waiver the intentional relinquishing of a right, claim, or privilege, or a suspension of an existing rule or policy.
winsome attractive or charming.