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    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
    Spell Correctly: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: L.2.2d+e, L.3.2e+f, L.4.2d, L.5.2d, L.6.2b, L.7.2b, L.8.2c, L.9-10.2c, L.11-12.2b
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  • 1) Biology-Insect Crossword --

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  • 4 - originating in or characteristic of a particular region; native; natural

  • 6 - the beginning or rudimentary stage of anything; undeveloped

  • 7 - working energetically and devotedly; diligent; full of energy and zeal toward work

  • 9 - Tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; trembling or quivering movement

  • 12 - strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of a disease (a period of 40 days)

  • 16 - pertaining to the night; done, occurring or coming at night

  • 17 - hard or incapable of being satisfied; greedy; avaricious

  • 18 - immature, wingless, feeding stage of an insect that undergoes transformation


  • 1 - change of form in either appearance, condition, or function; a transformation

  • 2 - displaying an array of lustrous, changing colors like those of the rainbow

  • 3 - existing, situated, or operating below the earth's surface, out of sight or secretly

  • 5 - unconquerable opponent or rival

  • 8 - existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent

  • 10 - elongated, protrusion on the head of certain insects used for feeding

  • 11 - individual specializing in the branch of zoology dealing with insects

  • 13 - a substance or preparation used in killing insects

  • 14 - incapable of being tired out; not weary or exhausted

  • 15 - to fertilize (to convey the fine grains or spores to the stigma) flowering plants
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