Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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alacrity willing promptness.
antecedent an event, circumstance, or thing coming before another.
artisan a person skilled in making things, especially by using the hands. People such as those who make furniture, quilts, or other crafts are artisans.
clairvoyant possessing the ability to see or know things that are beyond the five senses.
decadence a decline into immorality; loss of moral values.
egotist a conceited person; braggart.
embellishment a beautifying decoration or addition.
implode to violently collapse or compress inward.
inherent existing in or belonging to something as an essential or inborn part of its nature; innate; intrinsic.
intuition the power to know or understand something without thinking it through in a logical way.
laity the body of members of a religious group who are not part of the clergy.
protégé a person under the care or sponsorship of an influential patron.
rhapsody a musical composition having an irregular form suggesting improvisation.
speculative of, pertaining to, or based on conjecture or theorizing.
tome a large thick book, often one of a multivolume scholarly work.