Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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ajar partly opened.
Aurora bands or streamers of light that appear in the sky at night in areas around the magnetic poles, caused by solar particles striking atoms in the outer part of the earth's atmosphere.
controversy a disagreement; debate.
descriptive using or full of description.
distortion the act of distorting or condition of being distorted.
engineering the study and practice of using scientific and mathematical knowledge to do practical things. Knowledge of engineering is needed to design and build roads, bridges, tools, and machines.
inflame to stir up or intensify.
insight the power to understand deep meanings or truths.
integrity a strong sense of honesty; firmness of moral character.
maximize to increase or enlarge as much as possible.
prevail to emerge as dominant (often followed by "over").
rebellion an armed fight against one's government; uprising.
sculpture an object of art or craft made by carving, chiseling, or molding.
tolerance willingness to accept people whose race, religion, opinions, or habits are different from one's own.
veteran having gained experience over a long time.