Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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amalgam a mixture of diverse components.
chasten to awaken conscience or bring about moral improvement through suffering, discipline, or punishment.
designate to choose for a particular job or purpose.
distill to subject (a substance) to heat to the point of vaporization, and then to cooling to produce condensation.
dysfunctional of a relationship, family, or social group, not working normally or in a way beneficial to all.
indeterminate not fixed, clear, or precise; indefinite or uncertain.
maternal of, having to do with, or like a mother.
misnomer an incorrect or inappropriate name.
ominous giving a sign of future evil or trouble.
opulent having or displaying wealth and luxury.
parochial narrow or limited in scope or viewpoint; provincial.
poseur one who adopts an affected attitude or manner in order to impress others.
prostrate to lie or throw (oneself) flat on the ground, especially face down in an act of humility, worship, or the like.
segregate to separate or place apart from others.
waiver the intentional relinquishing of a right, claim, or privilege, or a suspension of an existing rule or policy.