Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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arid extremely dry, especially from lack of rainfall.
confidentiality the state or condition of being kept private or communicated only in private.
dependence the condition of relying on another for help, or to provide what one needs.
dynamic full of energy and strength; lively; active.
epidemic an outbreak of disease that spreads rapidly to many people in one area.
imperial having to do with an empire or an emperor.
profile an outline or view of something from the side.
publicity information given out through the media that gets the attention of the public.
rant to speak or complain loudly and vehemently.
ration a fixed share or portion.
reflex having to do with a response or reaction that is automatic and not controlled by conscious thought.
regime a system of rule or government.
spry moving in a brisk and lively way; nimble.
torment a state of great suffering of the body or mind.
tranquillity the condition or quality of being peaceful, untroubled, or calm; serenity.