Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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debase to reduce in value, quality, esteem, or character.
epithet a word or phrase attached to, or used in place of, a given name.
graphic of or related to pictures or writing such as photography, painting, and printing.
increment a rise or addition in number or value, often small.
innuendo an indirect and usually derogatory hint, allusion, or insinuation.
materialistic being more greatly concerned with things in the world that can be acquired than with spiritual matters or values.
postulate to assert as something true, especially as a basis for reasoning.
precinct an area in a town or city that forms a separate district for voting or that is looked after by one police unit.
puerile immature or silly; childish.
purge to free or rid (usually followed by "of" or "from").
stature relative status as measured by skill or achievement; reputation.
stricture that which restricts or constrains.
stupor a state of unconsciousness, insensibility, or torpor.
vogue a popular fashion or style.
whimsical characterized by or resulting from a sudden desire or fancy.