Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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agog highly excited and full of anticipation.
bilge the rounded part of a ship's hull between the bottom and the sides.
debouch to advance out of a confined or narrow space such as a canyon into open country.
demulcent an oily or sticky substance used especially to soothe irritation in mucous membranes.
denigrate to deny the worth of; sneer at; belittle.
derision mockery or ridicule.
epistolary established or continued through letters.
euphoria a strong feeling of well-being or elation, sometimes unrealistic or unwarranted, and able to be induced by certain drugs.
indemnity insurance against damage, loss, or liability.
modus operandi a method of accomplishing something; way of working.
opprobrious expressing condemnation or scorn; accusing of shameful behavior.
precursory coming before and serving to indicate what will follow; premonitory.
prerogative an exclusive right or privilege derived from one's office, position, age, citizenship, birth, or the like.
refulgent shining brilliantly; radiant.
unscathed not hurt or harmed; completely uninjured.