Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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deducible able to be concluded or inferred from certain facts or principles.
delicacy something delightful or rare, especially food.
dissertation a formal and usually lengthy exposition in speech or writing, especially a detailed report of research by a candidate for a doctoral degree.
hilarity noisy or boisterous merriment.
hypocrite a person who pretends to be different or better than he or she really is. Someone who does not act according to his or her stated beliefs is a hypocrite.
infamous having, deserving, or causing a bad reputation; notorious or shameful.
larceny the stealing of another's personal property; theft.
malady an illness of the body or mind.
perspicacity keenness of mental perception or grasp; astuteness.
precipice a steep cliff.
tome a large thick book, often one of a multivolume scholarly work.
tremulous trembling or wavering, or inclined to tremble or waver.
undulate to move in waves or a wavelike motion.
vitality exuberance; energy; vigor.
wan very pale.