Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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astute keen in understanding and judgment; shrewd.
cession the act of formally giving up or signing over, as a territory; ceding.
conjoin to combine for a common purpose.
contretemps an embarrassing or unfortunate happening; mishap; mischance.
equivocal having at least two plausible alternative meanings, often intentionally so in order to deceive or avoid commitment; ambiguous.
fledge to grow flight feathers.
fracas a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
incumbent currently holding an office or position.
libertine acting without restraint; dissolute; amoral.
loll to hang down loosely; dangle.
maunder to speak in an aimless or foolish way; babble.
pedantic making or characterized by an excessive display of learnedness, or overly insistent on scholarly details and formalities.
rapacious capable of capturing and eating live prey; predacious.
solipsism the self-centered habit of interpreting and judging all things exclusively according to one's own concepts of meaning and value.
voluble characterized by a steady flow of words; fluent; talkative.