Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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bane something or someone that causes ruin or great trouble.
bromide a bland or trite remark or idea.
disquiet lack of mental calm or peace; anxiety; uneasiness.
earthy realistic, practical, and unpretentious.
euphoric having or exhibiting a strong feeling of well-being or elation.
fulsome offensive, especially because of excessiveness or insincerity.
intrepid feeling or showing no fear; courageous; bold.
juxtapose to bring together for the purpose of side-by-side comparison or contrast.
reimburse to pay back for (expenses or losses incurred).
relinquish to surrender, release, or let go of; give up.
ricochet to bounce or skip off a surface at an angle; rebound.
torpid dormant or inactive, as in hibernation.
tout to publicize flatteringly and boastfully.
unsubstantiated lacking the evidence or verification needed to establish as true.
verisimilitude the appearance or semblance of truth or reality.