Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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blithe indifferent or casual; unconcerned.
burgeon to start to grow; send forth shoots, leaves, buds, or the like (often followed by "out" or "forth").
credulous disposed to believe, especially on scanty evidence; gullible.
daunt to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage.
distraught mentally or emotionally unbalanced; crazed.
duress intimidation or coercion.
foment to encourage the development of; instigate or foster.
gloaming late evening; dusk; twilight.
libertine acting without restraint; dissolute; amoral.
scion an offspring or heir.
shyster a person, usually a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
stochastic of, or arising from chance or probability.
triage a system of determining priority of medical treatment, on the basis of need, chances of survival, and the like, to victims on a battlefield or in a hospital emergency ward.
tyro one who is beginning to learn a business, trade, sport, or the like; novice; neophyte.
vouchsafe to grant or give with condescension or as a special favor.