Grades 6-8 (WVI 3)
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climate the usual weather conditions in a place.
compression the act or process of pressing down on or together, causing flattening or condensing.
debate to discuss the different sides of a subject or issue.
inappropriate not right or proper for the time or place; not appropriate.
initiative the power, energy, or ability to organize or accomplish something.
insider one with privileged knowledge or access to it.
insurgent one who uses armed force to rebel against one's own government.
mastery the full grasp of a subject or skill.
strenuous marked by great effort or energy; vigorous or zealous.
successive following one after another.
synthesize to bring together or combine (separate elements) to form a whole.
taxonomy in biology, the system of classifying plants and animals by grouping them into categories according to their similarities.
violate to break or fail to keep.
witless lacking or not using cleverness or intelligence; stupid; foolish.
wrongheaded contrary to sound judgment.