Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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acumen superior insight; quickness and shrewdness of judgment, especially in practical matters.
agitation the condition of being stirred up; turmoil or disturbance.
bane something or someone that causes ruin or great trouble.
circuitous having or taking a long and winding course or procedure; roundabout; indirect.
clout (informal) influence or power to persuade.
devious not the straightest, most direct way; winding; roundabout.
diverge to extend or move away in different directions from a common point.
douse1 to place or plunge in water or another liquid; immerse.
figurative not meant to be interpreted in a literal way; metaphorical.
ignominious characterized by or associated with disgrace, dishonor, or shame; humiliating.
insidious dangerous through cunning, subtlety, and underhandedness.
nascent coming into being or starting to develop.
pictorial pertaining to, made of, or containing drawings, paintings, or photographs.
pompous showing an exaggerated sense of own's own importance.
ruse a trick, pretense, or diversion intended to deceive or mislead.