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.
abet to incite, encourage, or aid, especially in wrongdoing.
altruistic unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others.
audacity courage or boldness often combined with daring or recklessness.
courier someone who delivers messages, packages, and the like, especially for a government, military organization, or business.
curtail to make shorter; cut off part of.
euphemism the word or expression so substituted.
staunch2 unwaveringly firm or loyal.
subversive tending or intended to undermine or cause the overthrow of an established authority, especially a national government.
suffice to meet the needs, goals, or the like of; be adequate for.
throwback a reappearance of an outmoded procedure, system, or the like.
tirade a long, forceful, or angry speech, often critical or denunciatory in nature; harangue.
unnoticed not seen, perceived, or discovered.
veer to change direction; turn quickly.
wheedle to try to persuade or influence by coaxing or flattery; cajole.