Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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annihilate to destroy completely.
confederation the act or process of confederating or allying.
flamboyant exceptionally showy or dashing in one's speech, manner, or appearance.
frivolous unworthy of serious consideration or merit; trivial or silly.
gallantry admirable courage.
illicit not permitted by custom or law; illegitimate.
intolerance inability or unwillingness to accept the existence or validity of opinions, beliefs, customs, and practices different from one's own.
latent present but not yet apparent, developed, or operative.
patrician of, concerning, or belonging to an aristocratic class.
pestilence an epidemic, usually deadly, disease; plague.
raucous loud, sharp, and rasping, as, at times, a bird's call or a human's voice or laugh.
rejoinder a response to a reply; retort.
sentient having the capacity to receive sensations; able to perceive.
subtlety the quality or condition of being difficult to detect or define.
universality the quality, character, or condition of being universal.