Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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ambivalence the presence of conflicting feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, thing, or situation.
apostate a person who abandons his or her religious faith, principles, cause, or the like.
auditory having to do with or referring to hearing or the sense of hearing.
blasphemy disrespect or irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable, especially God.
clique a small, often aggressively exclusive group of friends or associates.
combatant someone or something that engages in fighting, especially as part of warfare.
confluence a joining of two or more streams, or their point of junction.
imperfection a flaw or fault.
multifaceted having several aspects or stages; complex or various.
raze to knock down or tear down (a structure); level.
solvent having enough funds to meet obligations.
soporific causing sleep or sleepiness.
tacit suggested, implied, or understood, without being expressed in words.
tirade a long, forceful, or angry speech, often critical or denunciatory in nature; harangue.
transitory lasting for only a short time; brief.