Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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felicity an instance or condition of great happiness; bliss.
flippant disrespectful or indifferent to someone or something worthy of respect; shallowly humorous.
fragility the condition of being delicate and easily broken.
hew to follow or obey strictly.
insular closed to new ideas; narrow-minded.
provincial limited in outlook; narrow-minded.
rampant unrestrained or uncontrollable; unbridled.
salutary having or intended to have a beneficial effect.
sardonic bitterly mocking; derisive; scornful.
serendipity lucky coinciding of events.
sojourn to live for a short time in a place; stay temporarily.
solstice either of the two times in the year when the sun is furthest from the celestial equator, occurring in June and December.
spat1 a short, slight quarrel.
stigma a long-lasting mark or stain on one's character or reputation, especially of disgrace or reproach.
sultry uncomfortably hot and humid.