Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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argot the vocabulary or jargon characteristic of a specific group or class, especially of criminals.
deposition a sworn statement, usually in writing, for use as testimony by an absent witness in a court of law.
epistemology the branch of philosophy dealing with the origin, nature, and limits of human knowledge.
exponent one that expounds or interprets.
extirpate to get rid of completely, as if by pulling up the roots; root out.
garrulous given to talking excessively.
impinge to encroach.
indistinct not clearly perceived or perceiving.
liminal of or at the threshold of a physiological or psychological response or change of state.
luminary a famous, important, or inspirational person.
mahatma (sometimes capitalized) in Buddhism and theosophy, any of a class of persons revered for their wisdom and love of humanity.
malapropism the humorous or ridiculous misuse of a word, especially by using a word that sounds similar to the correct word, but whose meaning is inappropriate.
misanthrope someone who hates or distrusts humanity.
purvey to supply or provide (especially food, drink, or other provisions).
veneration a feeling of great respect; awe; reverence.