Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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abridge to make shorter.
artifice a shrewd or clever trick.
blasphemy disrespect or irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable, especially God.
curvature the condition of being bent or rounded.
embody to put in a form that can be seen; make real.
ensue to occur as the result of an earlier event.
epitaph on a gravestone or tomb, an inscription commemorating the dead person.
fetid having a foul odor; stinking.
invariably without ever a change; on every occasion.
misconception an error in understanding; wrong notion or idea.
peripheral related but not essential.
pert impudent or saucy.
polemic an emphatic statement of a controversial viewpoint, usually criticizing or refuting an existing position.
potentate a person of great power, such as a ruler.
reiterate to say again.