Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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acclivity a rising slope.
adamantine firmly decided or fixed; unyielding.
coddle to simmer in water that is almost at the boiling point.
cognomen a last name; surname.
condone to pardon, disregard, or overlook voluntarily or without condemning.
disinter to dig up or remove from a place of burial; exhume.
eidetic pertaining to or designating the ability to recall images in almost perfect detail.
garrulous given to talking excessively.
imprecation a curse, uttered or thought of.
impugn to call into question; challenge or try to discredit.
lien a legal claim on a piece of property when the current owner is in default on a debt or obligation.
modular designed with standardized units that may be arranged or connected in a variety of ways.
nonpareil a person or thing whose excellence is unequaled; paragon.
paroxysm a sudden strong outburst of feelings or actions.
reprise repetition of a musical phrase or theme in an identical or slightly altered way.