Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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adulterate to make worse or impure by adding unnecessary or inferior ingredients.
belligerence a very aggressive or hostile attitude; warlike nature.
cozen to deceive or trick; swindle.
delicacy something delightful or rare, especially food.
entity anything that exists objectively and distinctly, whether nonliving or living; thing or being.
infidelity unfaithfulness, especially to marital vows; adultery.
jargon special words or language used by a particular group or to describe a particular interest.
malignant meant to cause harm; evil.
natal of or concerning one's birth.
patina a greenish, brownish, or reddish crust or film produced by oxidation on the surface of old metals such as bronze and copper.
statute a law made by a legislature, as opposed to one established by the courts.
succumb to give in or give way to a fatal illness, superior force, overwhelming desire, or the like; yield.
supplant to replace (someone or something) especially by dishonest or forceful means.
universality the quality, character, or condition of being universal.
vanquish to subdue or defeat by or as if by greater force; conquer; overcome.