Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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bereavement the condition or fact of being deprived of something or someone, especially by the death of a loved one.
carouse to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
cohort (often derogatory) a friend or associate.
filial of, concerning, or befitting a daughter or son.
humbug something without substance or meaning, such as an idea or argument; nonsense.
indigence lack of means to live; poverty.
intone to recite in musical or lengthened tones, especially in a monotone; chant.
irascible easily angered or irritated; short-tempered.
larceny the stealing of another's personal property; theft.
paean a song or hymn sung as an expression of praise.
Philistine (sometimes lower case) one who is ignorant of, smugly indifferent to, or hostile to aesthetic and cultural values.
poignant deeply touching; arousing strong emotion, especially sadness or sympathy; piercing; penetrating.
protégé a person under the care or sponsorship of an influential patron.
vagrant one who lacks a permanent home and wanders from place to place; nomad; tramp.
waiver the intentional relinquishing of a right, claim, or privilege, or a suspension of an existing rule or policy.