Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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annals a chronological record of events, usually year by year.
backlash a strong reaction against some prior development, especially political or social change.
canvass to conduct a survey of; poll.
deride to ridicule or treat with scornful mockery.
diverge to extend or move away in different directions from a common point.
equivocate to express oneself ambiguously, often to avoid giving a direct answer or to deceive.
faze to bewilder or to disturb the composure or shake the resolve of; disconcert or daunt.
gawk to look at someone or something fixedly and somewhat dopily; gape.
magnitude size or extent.
pervade to spread or be present everywhere in.
preoccupy to absorb the entire time or attention of.
regenerate to grow (new tissue or parts) to replace lost or injured tissue or parts.
respective of or belonging to each one.
shackle a metal band or one of a pair of metal rings used to bind the wrist or ankle of a prisoner or animal.
vapid lacking spirit, life, or flavor; dull; uninteresting.