Grades 12+ (WVI 5)
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atavism the recurrence or reappearance of a particular trait, style, attitude, or behavior that seemed to have disappeared, or that which has recurred or reappeared after such an absence.
bellicose easily incited to quarrel or fight; belligerent.
compunction uneasiness about the propriety or suitability of an action; qualm.
constrict to pull or squeeze in; make smaller or more narrow; tighten.
disabuse to free (a person) from misconception or deception; set straight.
glut a greater supply or amount than is needed.
impediment an obstacle or hindrance.
jubilate to feel joyful; rejoice; exult.
macrocosm a large unit or entity that represents on a large scale one of its smaller components.
neophyte a beginner or novice at any activity.
ontogeny the process of biological growth and development of a particular living organism.
peroration the concluding part of a speech in which there is a summing up of the principal points.
recurve to bend or curve back or backward, as the ends of certain shooting bows.
reprobate an evil or lawless person, often beyond hope of redemption.
salvo the firing of guns or other firearms simultaneously or in succession, especially as a salute.