Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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blatant completely obvious or undisguised, sometimes offensively so.
canard a deliberately false story or rumor, usually defamatory to someone.
chary not dispensing freely.
constrict to pull or squeeze in; make smaller or more narrow; tighten.
convoluted complex; intricate.
ensconce to position (oneself) firmly or comfortably.
erratic not expected or predicted; not regular.
feckless weak or incompetent; ineffective.
glabrous having no hair or fuzz; bald; smooth.
hagiography an admiring and uncritical biography of anyone.
indolence the tendency to avoid exertion or effort; laziness.
obfuscate to make (something) seem or be difficult to understand; obscure or darken.
perquisite a payment or benefit in addition to the wages or salary associated with a position.
seminal of critical importance; essential.
somatic of or pertaining to the body itself; corporeal.