Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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abscess a sore that forms within the tissues of the body and is filled with pus. Abscesses can be caused by an infection.
authorize to give official permission to; allow or approve.
calculate to find out by using arithmetic; compute.
custody the legal right to take care of and control someone or something.
exempt to free from something that others are always required to do; excuse.
nook a corner of a room or a small area set off from a main room.
populate to live in; inhabit.
premise a statement that forms the basis of an argument and that is usually accepted.
respondent a person who gives a reply or answer, especially to a survey or poll.
robust strong, healthy, and full of energy.
siege a military act of surrounding a city or base, attacking it, and cutting off supplies. The goal of a siege is to force the city or fort to surrender.
smirk to smile in a self-satisfied, offensively knowing, or self-conscious way.
successor a person or thing that comes after or follows another.
temperate having neither extremely hot nor extremely cold temperatures and mild weather.
untreated receiving no medical care or remedy.