Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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aggregation the act of collecting or being collected into a whole or mass.
autonomous free and independent, as a state or an organism; self-governing.
avalanche the sudden rush of a large amount of snow, ice, or rocks down a mountain.
commit to dedicate, devote or pledge.
criticism the act of judging what is good or bad in something.
dormant asleep, or in a state of rest that is similar to sleep.
excess more than is needed or usual; extra.
extravagant spending too much; spending in a foolish or careless way.
homicide the act of killing another person; murder.
impulse a sudden wish or desire that makes a person want to do something.
ordain to admit to the clergy as a priest, minister, or rabbi in a formal ceremony.
originate to start or come into being.
paradigm an example, model, pattern, or the like.
valve a device that controls the flow of a liquid or gas through a pipe or tube.
yoke a pair of draft animals joined by this device.