Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abstruse difficult to comprehend or understand; esoteric; arcane.
attune to adjust so as to be harmonious.
beatify to admire or exalt as superior.
cloture in U.S. parliamentary procedure, a method of ending debate and causing an immediate vote on the matter being discussed.
coir the fiber made from coconut husks, used for matting, rope, or the like.
elide to leave out or slur, as a syllable or letter, in pronunciation.
fracas a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
imprimatur any official permission or sanction.
inculcate to cause to accept an idea or value; imbue.
insouciant having no cares or anxieties; light-hearted; carefree.
lacuna a gap or omitted part.
paroxysm a sudden strong outburst of feelings or actions.
regicide the murderer of a king.
stative in grammar, of or designating a category of verbs that express state or condition.
surcingle a girth or belt that wraps around the body of a horse to secure a saddle, pack, or the like to its back.