Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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asperity harshness or roughness, especially of tone or manner.
berate to reproach or scold severely.
caste the status conferred by the class to which one belongs.
coeval coinciding in time of origin or existence; contemporary.
contretemps an embarrassing or unfortunate happening; mishap; mischance.
contumely contemptuous insolence; rudeness.
electuary a drug mixed with honey, syrup, or the like to form a paste to be smeared on the teeth or gums of a sick animal.
exponent one that expounds or interprets.
guru in a cult or religious movement, a spiritual guide or leader, sometimes believed to be divine.
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.
interdict to deter or impede by the steady use of firepower.
obfuscate to make (something) seem or be difficult to understand; obscure or darken.
pandemic a widespread outbreak of disease that afflicts many people over different continents.
prerogative an exclusive right or privilege derived from one's office, position, age, citizenship, birth, or the like.
sudorific causing or increasing sweat, as a medication.