Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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abash to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
abstruse difficult to comprehend or understand; esoteric; arcane.
ambidextrous able to use both the left and right hands with equal skill.
coir the fiber made from coconut husks, used for matting, rope, or the like.
doyen the senior or highest-ranking male member of a group.
gullible believing almost anything; easily tricked.
imprimatur any official permission or sanction.
incessant never stopping; constant.
inculcate to cause to accept an idea or value; imbue.
incumbent currently holding an office or position.
lugubrious sad or mournful, especially in an exaggerated way; gloomy.
nonplus to cause (someone) to be unable to think of what to say, do, or decide; perplex; bewilder.
pleonasm a redundant word, phrase, or expression.
pungency sharpness or bite in taste or smell.
tamp to compress and pack tightly by repeated light taps.