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Grade 7 Edgar Allen Poe CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.7.2b
Using the word bank, fill in the word that best fits each definition.

1.the act of killing                 immolation (n)                 
2.to annoy or worry          vex (v)          
3.to completely surround or cover                enveloped (v)                
4.quality of being able to make hard decisions               sagacity (n)               
5.idea that you have, but can not prove                   suppositions (n)                   
6.measurement of wood and stone in a building                 scantlings (n)                 
7.acting in a relaxed or confident manner                suavity (adj)                
8.something that doesn't have value or importance              trifles (n)              
9.state of being laughed at               derision (n)               
10.manner of speaking                utterance (n)                
11.expert or judge                  connoisseur (n)                  
12.someone who does something in a skilled way               virtuoso (n)               
13.to go away or escape from a place secretly                absconded (v)                
14.watery discharge from the eyes or nose            rheum (n)            
15.difficult to deal with                  obstinate (adj)                  
16.act of making gestures                    gesticulation (n)                    
17.flaming torch                flambeaux (n)                
18.straight sword with narrow blade and sharp edges             rapier (n)             
19.pointed tool for working with stone                puncheons (n)                
20.large destructive fire; war or conflict                    conflagration (n)                    

Bonus Question: When and where did Poe die?                              October 9,1849 in Baltimore                              

Word Bank:
conflagrashun punchuns rapeyur flambow jestickulashun

obstineight room ubskonded virchewoso connissuer

utterants derishun trifells swavity skantlings

supposishuns sajasity envelupped vecks immolashun
Grade 7 Edgar Allen Poe
Ominous, in "The Raven", implies which of the following:
  1. pale or faint in color
  2. pleasant or calm in nature
  3. giving the impression of evil, foreboding, threatening
  4. a private room of sorrow
Grade 7 William Shakespeare
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