Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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affectation falseness or superficiality of appearance or behavior; pretense.
annexation the act of taking and adding (territory) to one's own territory.
contention a point asserted in argument or debate.
extricate to free or release from difficulty, entanglement, or involvement; disengage.
grandiloquence speech that is pretentious, pompous, or excessively mannered.
hiatus a gap or break in activity, time, or space; interruption.
impale to pierce and hold fast with a sharp-pointed instrument such as a spear.
indefatigable persisting tirelessly; untiring.
invalidate to deprive a claim of force or effect by negating its factual or legal basis.
jubilation a feeling of great joy, pride, and happiness; exultation.
medley a musical piece that uses the melodies from several different pieces of music.
novice a person with little or no experience at a particular job or activity.
pique to cause (a feeling or action) to be aroused or incited.
recumbent lying down; reclining.
terse effectively brief and to the point; concise; pithy.