Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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adjourn to stop the process of a formal meeting or court session, often with the intention of starting again at another time.
asylum a place that offers safety.
breadth the distance measured from one side to the other side of something; width.
exterior on or having to do with the outside; outer.
hover to stay hanging in the air, often by quick flapping or spinning.
insight the power to understand deep meanings or truths.
institutional of, relating to, or resembling an institution or institutions.
lust a strong desire for something (usually followed by "for").
matrix an environment that gives form to or provides for the origin or development of something.
membrane a thin layer of tissue found in living things. Some kinds of membranes cover the outside or inside of organs. Other membranes separate or connect different parts of the body.
monopoly complete control over a service or product within a given area.
penalty a punishment given for breaking a law, rule, or agreement.
renovation the act or process of repairing and updating (a building or the like) so that the condition is improved and meets current standards.
transcribe to write or type a copy or full version of (something dictated or heard, shorthand notes, or the like).
vex to annoy or irritate.