Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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amity friendly and peaceful relations; good will.
canard a deliberately false story or rumor, usually defamatory to someone.
credulous disposed to believe, especially on scanty evidence; gullible.
derision mockery or ridicule.
dissemble to disguise or hide behind a false semblance; conceal the true nature or state of.
gambit a tactic or maneuver designed to gain an advantage, especially one that involves some sacrifice on one's part.
highbrow one who has or pretends to have highly sophisticated intellectual and cultural interests and tastes (often used disparagingly).
impromptu without advance plan or preparation; spontaneously.
inanition a state of exhaustion caused by a lack of nourishment.
incessant never stopping; constant.
inculcate to cause to accept an idea or value; imbue.
macerate to soften (food or the like) by soaking, as in digestion.
misfeasance a normally lawful act performed in an unlawful way.
prerogative an exclusive right or privilege derived from one's office, position, age, citizenship, birth, or the like.
schadenfreude (often capitalized) pleasure derived from the misfortune of others.