Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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belligerent having a fighting character; aggressive.
chasten to awaken conscience or bring about moral improvement through suffering, discipline, or punishment.
defunct no longer in existence or use; dead; extinct.
egotist a conceited person; braggart.
filial of, concerning, or befitting a daughter or son.
gaseous in the form of or resembling a gas.
liability the condition of or potential for being held responsible.
recurrent happening again or repeatedly.
redouble to make twice as great; renew more vigorously; intensify.
reminiscent having qualities or characteristics that remind one of someone or something (usually followed by "of").
respite a period of rest, especially from something difficult or unpleasant.
resurgent surging or rising once again; coming back.
transgression the act or an instance of violating a law, religious commandment, or the like; sin; crime; trespass.
usurp to take and hold (a right, position, office, or the like) illegally, wrongfully, or by force.
vignette a brief written or musical sketch, or brief film scene, that describes or characterizes a person, incident, situation, or the like.