Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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bereavement the condition or fact of being deprived of something or someone, especially by the death of a loved one.
castigation the act of rebuking, severely criticizing, or punishing, especially in a public forum.
contrive to plan in a clever way; invent.
corrugate to shape or bend or become shaped or bent into parallel, wavelike ridges and grooves.
disuse the state or condition of not being used or practiced any longer.
expunge to cross out or erase.
fledgling a young bird that has just grown flight feathers or learned to fly.
impale to pierce and hold fast with a sharp-pointed instrument such as a spear.
interpose to insert (a comment, question, criticism, or the like) in the course of a conversation or speech.
intolerable too difficult or unpleasant to be near or to bear.
intonation the pattern of changes in pitch of the speaking or singing voice.
nomenclature a specialized system or set of names and terms used in a particular science, art, or other field of study or training.
pallid pale or whitened; lacking color.
pompous showing an exaggerated sense of own's own importance.
raiment clothing; dress; apparel.