Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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beneficent tending to do good; kindly; charitable.
eulogize to speak or write high praise of, or make a formal tribute to (usually a dead person).
exculpate to free (a person or group) from guilt or blame, or from the suspicion of guilt or blame.
expeditious prompt and efficient.
faddish relating to or having the nature of a passing fashion or craze.
fodder feed for farm animals, such as stalks of corn cut and mixed with hay.
indigenous having origin in a country or locality; native (usually followed by "to").
literal in accordance with the ordinary, exact, or primary meaning of a word or words; not figurative or metaphorical.
minuscule so small as to be almost negligible; tiny.
onus an unwanted but necessary task; burden.
paraphernalia (used with a singular or plural verb) furnishings or equipment, especially that used in a particular job or activity.
schematic of, pertaining to, or formed like an outline or diagram.
tenuous having little substance, support, or significance; flimsy; weak.
tithe an amount of money, produce, or goods equal in value to a tenth of one's income, given or paid as a contribution or tax, especially to a church.
turgid overwrought in language or style; too solemn or too ornate; inflated; bombastic.