Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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biennial happening every second year.
confidant one to whom a secret or secrets are entrusted.
conservatism a general preference for the traditional; disinclination to change.
cuisine a particular type of cooking, especially that of a particular region, or the food in general that is prepared in this way.
doctrinaire dogmatically adhering to a theory or a school of thought, regardless of its practicality.
equable not varying extremely or suddenly; uniform; stable.
figment something imaginary or invented.
frenetic frantic; frenzied.
licentious not within the bounds of morality or propriety, especially with regard to sexual conduct; immoral; lewd.
onslaught a forceful, often sudden, offensive maneuver; attack.
pilfer to steal, especially trifling amounts or things of small value.
refraction the bending of rays or waves of light, heat, sound, or the like when passed obliquely from one medium to another with a different rate of transmission.
shoddy of low quality; poorly made or carried out; shabby.
stratum a level in a social hierarchy.
tertiary third in order, rank, importance, degree, or the like.