Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abeyance temporary suspension or cessation.
assail to attack with vigor or violence; assault.
chary not dispensing freely.
contumely contemptuous insolence; rudeness.
curmudgeon an irritable or ill-tempered person.
demotic of or relating to the common people; popular.
flummox (informal) to confuse or puzzle.
incursion a raid or sudden invasion.
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.
neologism a new word, phrase, or usage.
oblivious not conscious or paying attention; unknowing or unaware (usually followed by "to" or "of").
oppugn to oppose, contradict, criticize, or call into question.
pelf money or wealth, usually regarded with disapproval or contempt.
raffish carelessly unconventional or disreputable, sometimes appealingly so.
rebarbative tending to irritate or repel; forbidding or unattractive.