Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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ashen1 of the color of ashes; very pale.
cozen to deceive or trick; swindle.
demagogue a leader, especially a speaker or politician, who attempts to persuade and to gain a following by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the public, rather than by rational argument.
dispel to scatter or drive away in all directions.
fissure a narrow crevice or other opening, especially one caused by splitting.
infinitesimal of a thing or quantity, too small to be measured or calculated.
intonation the pattern of changes in pitch of the speaking or singing voice.
invincible too strong to be defeated, overcome, or surmounted.
perpendicular at a right angle to.
pitfall an unexpected or hidden danger.
sate to fill to excess, especially with food; glut.
stolid neither feeling nor showing much range of emotion; impassive.
tactile of, having, or pertaining to the sense of touch.
torrid parched or scorched by the sun, as a geographic area.
upshot the most important issue, result, or conclusion.