Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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callous not having kindness; not sensitive; having a hard heart.
chasm a deep crack in the earth's surface.
collusion action undertaken in secret partnership or collaboration, usually for illicit purposes.
cosmopolitan of, drawn from, or common to all the world or all the peoples of the world.
digestible capable of being broken down and absorbed as food.
encroachment the act of exceeding proper or intended limits, as of territory or property.
equivocation the act of communicating in ambiguous, shifting, or indecisive terms, often to avoid or deceive.
implicit implied rather than directly stated.
mortify to subject (someone) to extreme embarrassment, shame, or humiliation.
recumbent lying down; reclining.
sporadic occurring irregularly or in a thinly scattered manner in time or space.
supercilious showing an arrogant disregard, as a look, manner, or person.
tentative not yet fully developed or definitely decided; provisional.
vacuous characterized by lack of intelligence or serious intent; devoid of ideas or emotion.
vagary an erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant occurrence, action, or idea; whim.