Grades 9-10 (WVI 4)
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academician one who belongs to an organization or institution that promotes learning.
accost to confront and speak first to, often aggressively.
censure to criticize or condemn.
defer1 to not do until later; put off; delay.
discrepancy lack of agreement; difference; inconsistency.
equivocation the act of communicating in ambiguous, shifting, or indecisive terms, often to avoid or deceive.
exculpate to free (a person or group) from guilt or blame, or from the suspicion of guilt or blame.
fervid heated or impassioned; intensely enthusiastic.
fractious inclined to be irritable and quarrelsome; cranky.
jargon special words or language used by a particular group or to describe a particular interest.
profuse great in amount or number.
proponent one who proposes or favors an idea, doctrine, course of action, or the like.
satirical containing or marked by the use of parody or irony to ridicule or denounce human corruptness or folly.
suppress to stop the activities or progress of, especially by force.
verisimilitude the appearance or semblance of truth or reality.