Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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circumstantial relevant but not essential; incidental.
dapple to mark or be marked with spots or mottling.
designate to choose for a particular job or purpose.
insecurity the condition or quality of having insufficient protection or not being safe.
invective strongly abusive or denunciatory speech or language.
invigorate to fill with energy, strength, or life.
kindred a group of related people, such as a tribe or clan.
lassitude lack of mental or physical energy; weariness or listlessness; lethargy.
podium a raised platform, as for a speaker or orchestra conductor; dais.
privation lack of necessities or common comforts of life.
protocol the proper or agreed upon way of conducting oneself or of doing something.
sacrilege the violation, profane treatment, or destruction of some place or thing that is considered to be holy.
sultry uncomfortably hot and humid.
unrelenting continuing with the same intensity, force, speed, or the like; not decreasing or weakening.