Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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comely pleasing in appearance.
desecration the act of or an instance of violating the sacredness of something.
diffident unsure of oneself; shy; demure.
effigy a likeness of a person, usually sculpted, as on a tomb.
eloquence skill or ability to use language that impresses or persuades.
empirical based on or verifiable by experience or experiment, rather than on or by theory.
inscrutable impossible to comprehend or interpret; mysterious.
naturalistic exhibiting or pertaining to naturalism.
neutrality the foreign policy of a nation that refuses to take sides in an international dispute.
pictorial pertaining to, made of, or containing drawings, paintings, or photographs.
pilgrimage a usually long trip undertaken for religious purposes, such as to visit a holy place.
ponderous heavily labored and dull.
pseudonym a false name adopted by someone, especially an author, to conceal his or her identity; pen name.
reconstitute to put together or form again.
repress to restrain or prevent the expression of (feelings, utterances, or the like).