Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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adamant unlikely to change in response to any request or argument; firmly decided or fixed; unyielding.
bathos a sudden descent from an exalted style or esteemed state to the commonplace.
conjoin to combine for a common purpose.
discountenance to embarrass or disconcert.
emulous filled with the desire to equal or surpass.
equivocal having at least two plausible alternative meanings, often intentionally so in order to deceive or avoid commitment; ambiguous.
espouse to take up, hold, or commit oneself to (a cause, idea, or belief); embrace.
expatiate to discuss something at great length; describe in great detail.
extrude to force out; expel.
fulminate to vehemently denounce or criticize something.
gadfly a persistent critic, especially of established institutions and policies.
ineluctable impossible to be avoided; inescapable.
rebarbative tending to irritate or repel; forbidding or unattractive.
Sabbatarian one who observes the Sabbath on Saturday, as Jews and certain Christians.
sere1 dried up or withered.