Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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acclivity a rising slope.
affidavit a written statement that is sworn in the presence of an authorized official to be true, used as legal evidence.
apocryphal of dubious authorship or authority.
apprise to inform (often followed by "of").
attune to adjust so as to be harmonious.
cession the act of formally giving up or signing over, as a territory; ceding.
devolve of a duty or the like, to be passed on to someone else.
disaffection an absence or loss of good will, faith, or loyalty, especially toward a government, principle, or the like.
effete marked by excessive refinement or delicateness of taste.
fulminate to vehemently denounce or criticize something.
heinous extremely wicked or despicable; atrocious.
impermeable not permitting passage or penetration.
laconic using very few words; succinct; terse.
malaise a state or condition of feeling generally unwell, mentally depressed, sluggish, or uneasy.
welter to roll about or wallow, as in mud or the open sea.