Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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arbitrary resulting from personal opinions, wishes, or feelings instead of from a rule or reason.
compensate to pay or repay.
contaminate to make dirty, polluted, or not usable by touching or by adding something to.
definitive most reliable, complete, or authoritative.
excerpt a short section taken from a play, film, or written work.
exile the condition of being sent away from one's country and not allowed to return as a punishment.
furlough a vacation for a person in the military.
indirect not in a straight line, course, or route.
menace that which presents a danger or threat.
optimum the situation, quantity, degree, or other condition that is most desirable.
peerless having no equal; unmatched in excellence.
profitable of a business, bringing in more money than is spent; financially successful.
safeguard a person, thing, or action that gives protection; a way of making sure that something is safe.
spry moving in a brisk and lively way; nimble.
subjective affected or shaped by personal experience, beliefs, and feelings.