Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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allay to quiet or lay to rest (fears, doubts, and the like).
biennial happening every second year.
dictum a formal or official pronouncement or declaration.
efficacy the ability to produce desired results; effectiveness.
filial of, concerning, or befitting a daughter or son.
flamboyant exceptionally showy or dashing in one's speech, manner, or appearance.
foreshadow to signal or indicate beforehand; presage; prefigure.
gainsay to deny or contradict.
horticulture the art or science of growing vegetables, flowers, fruits, or ornamental plants.
pellucid extremely clear in meaning.
prosaic straightforward and plain; unimaginative; dull.
saturate to fill or soak completely.
sinewy of sinew, or sinewlike; strong; tough.
Spartan (usually lower case) characterised by simplicity and austerity.
tome a large thick book, often one of a multivolume scholarly work.