Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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acclimate to become used to new weather conditions or surroundings.
caricature a depiction, in a drawing or verbal description, that deliberately exaggerates or distorts some features of the person or thing represented to produce a comic or grotesque appearance.
choleric having a quick temper; easily angered.
connoisseur a person with the experience, expertise, and sense of appreciation to make informed judgments in a fine art or in matters of taste.
equilibrium a state of balance between two or more forces.
fop a man who is highly concerned with, and often vain about, his appearance and manners; dandy.
gibe a mocking or derisive comment.
liaison a communication link between groups or between parts of an organization, or a person or group that performs this function.
mediation the act or process of mediating between two disputing or disagreeing parties to bring about a resolution; arbitration.
misapprehension a failure to understand.
nonpartisan not influenced or determined by the policies or interests of a political party.
repudiate to reject completely as invalid or untrue.
truism a self-evident statement; platitude.
zealous characterized by, showing, or filled with an intense enthusiasm, as toward a cause, purpose, or activity.