Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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baleful threatening harm; full of malice; ominous.
brash rudely self-assertive; bold; impudent.
descry to see or make out, especially something obscured or at a distance.
expiation the act or the means of making amends, as for a sin or crime.
garrulous given to talking excessively.
heinous extremely wicked or despicable; atrocious.
impediment an obstacle or hindrance.
impute to ascribe or attribute to a source or cause.
incessant never stopping; constant.
lenitive mitigating pain, discomfort, or distress; soothing.
loll to hang down loosely; dangle.
mélange a mixture, usually of very dissimilar elements.
pedantic making or characterized by an excessive display of learnedness, or overly insistent on scholarly details and formalities.
periphrasis an indirect or roundabout way of phrasing something; circumlocution.
recessional a piece of music that accompanies the exit of participants in a program or religious ceremony.