Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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abhorrence a feeling of complete loathing, repulsion, or horror.
allusive abounding in or characterized by indirect references to culture, history, or other works of art, which are to be recognized or understood by the audience.
breach an act of breaking a law or promise.
comely pleasing in appearance.
communicable capable of being spread or passed on; contagious.
coterie a small, exclusive group of friends or associates with similar interest or activities; clique.
indigence lack of means to live; poverty.
invalidate to deprive a claim of force or effect by negating its factual or legal basis.
mores the behaviors and manners accepted and expected in a social group, embodying its fundamental moral standards.
penitent feeling or showing sorrow or regret for having done wrong.
pessimistic feeling in a negative way about things; expecting the worst to happen.
recumbent lying down; reclining.
sunder to tear, force, or break apart; divide.
synchronize to cause to occur, move, or operate at the same time or rate.
unproductive not yielding useful or helpful results; not fruitful.