Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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amorphous lacking definite form, shape, or character.
convivial enjoying feasting, drinking, and socializing; sociable.
decelerate to lower the speed of; decrease in velocity; slow down.
differentiate to distinguish between or among.
experimentation the act, process, or practice of running tests or trials.
fiasco an utter and shameful failure.
habitable capable of being lived in.
mandatory ordered; required; obligatory.
ostracize to exclude or shun, by general agreement of the group imposing the exclusion.
patina a greenish, brownish, or reddish crust or film produced by oxidation on the surface of old metals such as bronze and copper.
scanty barely adequate; meager.
tortuous changing direction frequently; twisting, winding, or crooked, as a path.
unrelenting continuing with the same intensity, force, speed, or the like; not decreasing or weakening.
volatility the quality or condition of being highly changeable or inconsistent.
wily cleverly deceitful; tricky; cunning.