Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abysmal of vast extent; unmeasurable; extreme.
apotheosis a perfect or ideal example; epitome.
bellicose easily incited to quarrel or fight; belligerent.
disabuse to free (a person) from misconception or deception; set straight.
disaffection an absence or loss of good will, faith, or loyalty, especially toward a government, principle, or the like.
duress intimidation or coercion.
expostulate to argue earnestly with someone, usually against an intended action; remonstrate.
extempore without plan or preparation; impromptu or improvised.
opiate something that induces relaxation, calm, or stupor.
peripatetic walking or traveling around; going from place to place; itinerant.
phlegmatic not given to shows of emotion or interest; slow to excite.
pronate to turn or rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the palm of the hand faces down or backwards.
salacious excited by lust; lecherous.
sere1 dried up or withered.
tort in law, any civil rather than criminal harm or injury that violates the implicit duty of each citizen not to harm others, and for which one may bring a civil suit and collect compensation.