Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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archetype an original model or pattern from which others are made or copied.
bequeath to leave or dispose of (property) by a will.
counterbalance to balance or offset with an equal force or influence; counterpoise.
discontinuous interrupted or intermittent; not without pause or break.
emanate to come or send forth; issue or emit.
fulcrum that which other things are contingent upon or built around; a pivotal point or agent.
inquisition an official inquiry, especially for the purpose of enforcing political, social, or religious conformity.
lobbyist one who attempts, on behalf of a special interest group, to influence the way legislators vote.
meander to wind back and forth.
mote a fine particle of dust; speck.
prescience knowledge of future occurrences; foreknowledge.
pseudonym a false name adopted by someone, especially an author, to conceal his or her identity; pen name.
raiment clothing; dress; apparel.
sedate composed and dignified.
strident harsh-sounding or loud; raucous; grating.