Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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blatant completely obvious or undisguised, sometimes offensively so.
cognizant aware; informed (usually followed by "of").
comity mutual courtesy and respectful treatment among people or nations.
commodious comfortably spacious; roomy.
deign to consider some act to be appropriate or in keeping with one's dignity; condescend.
desideratum something that is needed or wanted.
effrontery shameless impudence; insolence.
frangible easy to break; breakable; fragile.
gossamer delicately fine, gauzelike, or filmy.
guru in a cult or religious movement, a spiritual guide or leader, sometimes believed to be divine.
impute to ascribe or attribute to a source or cause.
intransigence refusal to alter one's ideas or position in response to the wishes of others.
supine lying with the face upward.
symbiosis a close association, usually a mutually beneficial relationship, between two dissimilar organisms.
tort in law, any civil rather than criminal harm or injury that violates the implicit duty of each citizen not to harm others, and for which one may bring a civil suit and collect compensation.