Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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abasement the act of bringing down or the state of being brought down in rank, status, or reputation.
bland without interest, spirit, or excitement; dull; indifferent.
conservationist a person who promotes and encourages preservation, especially of natural resources.
dossier a set of papers or documents that provide detailed information on a particular person or subject.
edict an order or decree proclaimed by someone in authority.
expendable considered able to be replaced, given up, or sacrificed.
indecisive not definite or conclusive.
misguide to misdirect or lead astray.
personable pleasing in appearance or manner; friendly; attractive.
quota the part or share of something that is due to a person or group.
respite a period of rest, especially from something difficult or unpleasant.
retrospect reflection on the past or on past events or achievements.
seamy disreputable; sordid.
stature relative status as measured by skill or achievement; reputation.
unproductive not yielding useful or helpful results; not fruitful.