Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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antebellum in or of the period prior to a war, especially the American Civil War.
eulogy a spoken or written tribute, especially to honor a dead person; high praise; formal commendation.
fulminate to vehemently denounce or criticize something.
heterodox deviating from an officially approved belief or doctrine, especially in religion.
imprimatur any official permission or sanction.
inanition a state of exhaustion caused by a lack of nourishment.
inchoate partially or imperfectly developed.
inflection change that occurs in the form of words to show a grammatical characteristic such as the tense of a verb, the number of a noun, or the degree of an adjective or adverb.
malingerer one who pretends to be ill or injured, especially in order to avoid work or duty.
modus operandi a method of accomplishing something; way of working.
otiose having no purpose or use; unnecessary or futile.
pandemic a widespread outbreak of disease that afflicts many people over different continents.
pelf money or wealth, usually regarded with disapproval or contempt.
pinchbeck false, sham, or counterfeit.
repose2 to put or place (confidence, hope, or the like) in someone or something.