Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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agitation the condition of being stirred up; turmoil or disturbance.
allusive abounding in or characterized by indirect references to culture, history, or other works of art, which are to be recognized or understood by the audience.
certitude the state, condition, or feeling of freedom from uncertainty or doubt.
contention a point asserted in argument or debate.
fleck a small patch of light or color.
fluency the ability to speak or write smoothly and easily in another language.
histrionic done in a theatrical, emotional, or affected manner; overly dramatic.
ideology the body of beliefs, symbols, and political and social aims that characterizes a particular group or institution.
litany any recital that involves repetition or incantation, especially a long or monotonous account, as of one's troubles.
morbid in an unhealthy, gloomy mental state; preoccupied with sickness, abnormality, or death.
podium a raised platform, as for a speaker or orchestra conductor; dais.
protocol the proper or agreed upon way of conducting oneself or of doing something.
provincial limited in outlook; narrow-minded.
squabble to quarrel over trivial matters; bicker.
subtlety the quality or condition of being difficult to detect or define.