Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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abase to diminish (something of value) or to place (especially oneself) in a lower position than another or others; lower; demean.
abolition the act of doing away with or putting an end to; the act of abolishing.
civilize to bring education and training to, especially in the arts, science, and government.
controversy a disagreement; debate.
countenance facial expression or general appearance.
distribution the act of giving out items or portions.
ecstasy a feeling of great pleasure or joy.
ethical of or concerning moral principles of right and wrong.
imaginable possible to picture or conceive.
inadequate not enough; not good enough.
kink a tight curl or twist.
mortgage a written agreement by which a bank or other institution agrees to lend money so that one can buy a property. The bank holds a claim to this property until the money is paid back.
orient to find the position of with respect to the points of the compass.
specialize to devote one's attentions to a specific pursuit or field of study.
tarnish to dull the luster or color of.