Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abide to put up with; stand.
atavism the recurrence or reappearance of a particular trait, style, attitude, or behavior that seemed to have disappeared, or that which has recurred or reappeared after such an absence.
belie to give a false impression of.
deadeye an expert shooter.
deposition a sworn statement, usually in writing, for use as testimony by an absent witness in a court of law.
disinter to dig up or remove from a place of burial; exhume.
epigraph a pertinent quotation or motto, especially found at the beginning of a literary work or of a chapter.
extrinsic not inherent or essential; extraneous.
imbroglio a difficult, confused, or complicated situation, often involving a misunderstanding, disagreement, or quarrel.
intersperse to place or scatter among other things.
modus operandi a method of accomplishing something; way of working.
pretentious assuming or marked by an air of importance or superiority that is unwarranted.
quadrant any of the four parts that result when an area is divided by two lines, real or imaginary, that intersect each other at right angles.
sanctimony a pretense of righteousness or piety; feigned devotion or holiness.
sudorific causing or increasing sweat, as a medication.