Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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adherent one who supports or follows a person, party, principle, or the like (usually followed by "of").
antecedent an event, circumstance, or thing coming before another.
bland without interest, spirit, or excitement; dull; indifferent.
felicity an instance or condition of great happiness; bliss.
inexplicable unable to be explained or interpreted.
malleable capable of being shaped, as by hammering or rolling.
paraphrase a restatement of a passage or text in somewhat different words so as to simplify, clarify, or amplify.
provident showing wisdom and foresight in planning for the future.
psychosis serious mental disorder that affects all aspects of the personality and involves withdrawal from reality.
reproof an act or statement of disapproval.
squalid dirty or foul, as from neglect.
stolid neither feeling nor showing much range of emotion; impassive.
ungainly lacking gracefulness or ease of movement; clumsy; awkward.
usurp to take and hold (a right, position, office, or the like) illegally, wrongfully, or by force.
vie to compete with another for victory, superiority, or the like (usually followed by "for").